Orioles sign Romero to Minor League deal
The Baltimore Orioles announced Thursday afternoon that they have signed left-handed relief pitcher J.C. Romero to a Minor League deal.
The 35-year-old Romero began the 2012 season with St. Louis, but was released on May 14 after posting a 10.13 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in just eight innings pitched.
For his career, Romero is 34-28 with a 4.15 ERA and seven saves in 675 appearances (including 22 starts) over parts of 14 seasons with the Twins, Angels, Red Sox, Phillies, Rockies, and Cardinals. He also had two stints with the Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees in 2011, recording a 2.56 ERA in 31 2/3 IP.
Romero could see a quick return to the Majors, as the Orioles currently have just one lefty in their bullpen, Dana Eveland – who, through Wednesday, had more career starts (60) than relief appearances (44).