Yankees Sign Romero, Assign Him to AAA

As it had been speculated on Wednesday, the Yankees signed veteran lefty reliever J.C. Romero to a minor league deal on Thursday after he opted out of his contract with the Nationals where he was pitching in Triple-A.

The Yankees have been looking for a lefty reliever and despite this move they may still be on the look out, but at least for now Romero will pitch in Triple-A in an attempt to show the Yankees that he is the answer. He pitched for Scranton last night and gave up a run on one hit, a hit batsman, and a wild pitch while striking out two.

Romero, who once was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for PED’s, is very tough on lefties (they hit .215 with a .601 OPS against him lifetime), however he is very hittable by righties (they hit .268 with a .809 OPS off him). As a straight LOOGY he is a decent addition.

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One Response to Yankees Sign Romero, Assign Him to AAA

  1. Telly Norgen says:

    As a kid from P.R. he play agains my son as a center field and in college he change to pitch.

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