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Sergio Romo agrees to two-year, $9M contract with Giants

Feb 6, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT

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The Giants have wrapped up their final arb. case.

According to beat writer Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, closer Sergio Romo agreed Wednesday evening to a two-year pact that will cover his final two years of arbitration eligibility.

No word yet on the exact financial layout.

Romo posted a dominant 1.79 ERA and 0.85 WHIP over 69 appearances last season, fanning 63 batters and issuing only 10 walks in 55 1/3 innings. He was also a force in the playoffs, racking up three saves against the Tigers in the Giants’ World Series sweep.

The 29-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.20 career ERA, a 0.88 career WHIP and a 10.7 career K/9 through his first five major league seasons. He will be eligible for free agency heading into the 2015 campaign.

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UPDATE, 10:33 PM: Schulman says Romo will make $3.5 million in 2013 and $5.5 million in 2014. So it’s a two-year, $9 million contract.

  1. dcarroll73 - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    There’s a new Beard in Town (or should I say “The City”?)

  2. asyoulay69 - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    That’s what’s up go Giants.

  3. jwbiii - Feb 6, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Good week for Romo. Charges dropped in Vegas, two year extension in SF.

  4. captinvic - Feb 7, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    he’s worth twice that amount

  5. Old Gator - Feb 7, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    With that act of his, he could displace Celine Dion in Vegas – and she makes more than he does.

  6. riverace19 - Feb 7, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Holy cow did the Giants find value with this deal. Dude is unhittable and could get 50 saves.

  7. Gamera the Brave - Feb 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Yeah, I like Romo too – during last season he had a regular short radio show on the local Sports Talk Radio (sorry, OG, I never seem to misspell it properly), and he comes off as a really good guy. And he’s a gamer.

    But, like Lincecum, he’s little, and I worry about his longevity.
    On the other hand (I know, that’s 3 hands…), it’s a two year contract…

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