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Sore elbow shuts down Giants setup man Sergio Romo

Aug 16, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT

Sergio Romo

Sergio Romo has been extraordinary for the Giants this season, throwing 38 innings with a 1.67 ERA, .153 opponents’ batting average, and ridiculous 53/4 K/BB ratio, but he’s been bothered by elbow soreness recently and was placed on the disabled list today.

Dan Runzler, who struggled in 18 appearances for the Giants earlier this season, was called back up to replace Romo on the roster and in the bullpen. He pitched well in the majors last season, but the 26-year-old lefty has been working mostly as a starter at Triple-A with mediocre results.

The team is calling Romo’s injury merely inflammation, in which case he should be back in September.

  1. anonmonster - Aug 16, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Here’s hoping he’s only shut down for the minimum amount of time. Romo’s been dynamite this year. Runzler looked ok, but not great in the 4 innings he pitched on Sunday in Fresno.

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