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Blue Jays will skip struggling Ricky Romero in rotation

Sep 6, 2012, 10:25 AM EST

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Manager John Farrell has repeatedly made it clear that the Blue Jays won’t shut down Ricky Romero despite his going 0-12 with a 7.98 ERA in his last 13 starts, but they will skip his next turn in the rotation.

Romero was scheduled to start Saturday against the Red Sox, but instead he’ll skip that outing and next take the mound Wednesday versus the Mariners.

Farrell told Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com that he’s hoping nine days between starts will be good for Romero based on his previous starts on extra rest, although it’s worth noting that for his career his ERA is 4.58 ERA in 16 starts on six-plus days of rest and that includes a 7.52 ERA this year.

Romero called it “a little disappointing” because “the last thing I want to do is sit here in the dugout and just think about stuff.”

  1. xsherr - Sep 6, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Well… pitch better and you won’t skipped?

  2. cur68 - Sep 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Think about not hanging your breaking ball, Ricky. You need to think about that one A LOT.

  3. mazblast - Sep 6, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    I wish Farrell would have done this before I (finally) dumped Romero a couple of weeks ago. The mistake I made was in not trading him early in the season, when I could ahve gotten something worthwhile for him.

    Fantasy baseball aside, I hope Romero gets his game straightened out soon.

  4. jaysjunkie - Sep 7, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    No complaints from me on this one.

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