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Nationals sign J.C. Romero to minor league deal

Mar 22, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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J.C. Romero‘s work as a late-inning reliever for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic convinced the Nationals to sign him to a minor-league contract.

Romero is 36 years old and allowed 13 runs in 12 innings for the Orioles and Cardinals last season. Overall since 2009 he’s thrown 90 total innings in the majors while allowing 161 baserunners, with 60 walks and 65 strikeouts.

Romero has bounced around an incredible amount during the past few years, pitching for four different teams in the majors and a handful of teams at Triple-A. In fact, in 2011 he signed a minor-league deal with the Nationals, pitched briefly at Triple-A, and was released.

  1. bleedgreen - Mar 22, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    He’s DONE. He hasn’t done squat since 2009. He can’t throw strikes anymore.

  2. JB (the original) - Mar 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    2009: coincidence?

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Mar 22, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      What would the coincidence be?

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Mar 22, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      Oh – now I see you were replying to the note above. Carry on :)

      But in Romero’s defence – his PED suspension was right after 2008 – so 2009 was PED free. Not to mention, he still had some gas in 2010. But yea, he is through now, but I can’t say I blame him (or any other Major Leaguer) for trying to the bitter end.

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