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Indians sign J.C. Romero to minor league deal

Jul 21, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT

j.c. romero ap AP

J.C. Romero has found another new home.

According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the veteran left-hander agreed to a minor league contract Saturday with the Indians. He was sent to Triple-A Columbus, where he’ll attempt to prove that he’s worthy of a major league roster spot.

Romero was cut by the Cardinals in mid-May after allowing 14 hits and nine earned runs in just eight innings of relief. He then signed on with the Orioles but lasted less than six weeks in that organization.

The 36-year-old southpaw has a 4.15 career ERA and 1.51 career WHIP in 657-plus major league frames.

  1. fearlessleader - Jul 21, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    If Craig had written this post, the headline would have ended with “….for some reason.”

  2. 78mu - Jul 22, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    All the fans with bleacher tickets will be bringing their gloves hoping Romero gets in the game.

    • jon623 - Jul 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM

      Heh… it’s funny because it’s true…

  3. poison66 - Jul 22, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Good job Tribe, you may have signed the best batting practice pitcher ever!!! They should have let him pitch in the home run derby……

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