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Ricky Romero pitches well in first start at High-A Dunedin

Apr 28, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

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Ricky Romero surrendered 17 hits, 10 walks and 11 runs in 13 innings this spring and was not on the Blue Jays’ active roster when camp broke. But his debut Saturday with the Jays’ affiliate in the Florida State League provided a glimmer of hope.

According to John Lott of the National Post, Romero allowed just one run over seven innings at High-A Dunedin, fanning four batters and issuing no walks. He has been working on mechanical tweaks for the past three weeks at extended spring training and it all seemed to pay off for him command-wise in his first start since the 2013 Grapefruit League came to a close.

The No. 6 overall pick in 2005, Romero registered an ace-like 2.92 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 225 innings in 2011 for Toronto. But he then posted an ugly 5.77 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 181 innings last year.

  1. 13arod - Apr 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    it took him this long to pitch one game

  2. hpt150 - Apr 28, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    A legitimate Blue Jays article and no anti-AA rant in the comments. Such a waste.

  3. Francisco (FC) - Apr 28, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Here’s Hoping Ricky makes progress and doesn’t become Ankiel 2.0 (Pitching wise)

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