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Cardinals sign J.C. Romero

Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:05 pm
By Matt Snyder

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed left-handed relief pitcher J.C. Romero, the ballclub announced Thursday afternoon. The contract is, unsurprisingly, a one-year deal.

“Romero is a proven lefty specialist, who has been a valuable bullpen piece for winning teams throughout his career,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement. “We felt that it was important to maintain versatility and depth within our bullpen and we feel that J.C will be a solid addition.”

Romero, 35, certainly was a valuable member of the Phillies bullpen for several years, including their 2008 run to the World Series title. He worked in 4 2/3 innings that World Series, only allowing two hits while striking out four. He actually picked up two victories by being in the game when the Phillies took the lead.

Last season, though, was a game of musical chairs for Romero. He was released by the Phillies in June. He would then be picked up by and released by the Nationals and Yankees without appearing in a major-league game before sticking with the Rockies. So he appeared in games for four different organizations, but only two in the bigs.

The stat-line for Romero in 36 appearances, combining his stints with the Phillies and Rockies, was a 4.01 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, 19 strikeouts and 15 walks in 24 2/3 innings. He had a 70.4 percent strand rate, but his control has been a major issue the past several years.


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Since: Dec 16, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 11:21 am
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Since: Jul 8, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 11:08 am

Cardinals sign J.C. Romero

Good luck.. JC was never the same after PED suspension

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 7:14 pm

Cardinals sign J.C. Romero

It seem to me that St. Louis Pitching staff is going to be their strength, if they score enough runs they could beat anyone.

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