Sergio Romo
Sergio Romo

Sergio Romo (RP)

Los Angeles Dodgers

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the free-agent RP pitcher Sergio Romo have agreed on a deal pending his physical. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Romo coming finished the 2016 season with 4 saves, 2.64 ERA, and 33 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched. Romo strengthens the bullpen for the Dodgers but with Jansen closing Romo has close to no value fantasy wise. Unless your league scores for holds you can ignore Romo on draft day.

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Former Giants reliever Sergio Romo has apparently agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Romo is a shadow of himself from the 2014-15 seasons. His 2016 season included a career-high 1.47 HR/9 and a 3.4% drop in swings outside the strike zone from 2015. Romo specialized in getting batters to chase balls outside the zone and freezing them by painting the corners. He simply isn't deceiving batters as much as he once did. With that said, he could be a decent source of holds this season and will be going back to his Southern California roots with the Dodgers.

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Sergio Romo looks close to signing with a team before Spring Training, with the Mets and Nationals lobbying for his signature. Romo has closer experience, but has not been a closer for the last two seasons and could be an option for the Nationals. He had a 2.64 ERA in 40 appearances last season with the Giants. (Source: Casey Stern on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While the Mets would use Romo as a setup man for Jeurys Familia, the Nationals have an unsettled situation at closer. Shawn Kelley appears to be first in line for saves, but Romo saved 38 games in his All-Star 2013 season and has a 2.58 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in his career. While his numbers look good, Romo did have a 3.72 ERA in his last season as a closer (2014) and lost the closer's role to Santiago Casilla.

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Sergio Romo is set to pitch in back-to-back minor league rehab games on Thursday and Friday. He's been sidelined by an elbow injury since April. (Source: Andrew Baggarly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This would indicate that Romo could be ready to rejoin the Giants very soon. It's been a tough start for Romo, who was initially expected to miss much less than the time he's been sidelined due to the injury. Still, it's good to see that he's recovering to the point of pitching in back-to-back games.

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Bruce Bochy advised Schulman that he believes Romo is "getting close." Romo is set to head up to Triple-A Sacramento for a tune-up. (Source: Henry Schulman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 3.1 IP this season, Romo's only hit and run allowed was a home run to Joc Pederson. Romo should vulture some saves and is a shoo-in to go snag in holds leagues.

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Sergio Romo placed on 15-day DL

Fri, Apr 15th 10:11am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Sergio Romo has been placed on the 15-day DL with a flexor strain in his throwing elbow. He will be shut down for two weeks before being re-evaluated.

Fantasy Impact: Considering he won't be throwing for two weeks, he'll be out at least three-to-four weeks due to the injury. That's best case if he's deemed ready to resume throwing at the time of the evaluation. In the meantime, Hunter Strickland will replace Romo as the team's eighth-inning arm.

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The Giants sent Sergio Romo to San Francisco with elbow pain that he has been dealing with since Spring Training. (Source: Alex Pavlovic)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't great news for Romo and Pavlovic notes that the elbow pain is something the Giants knew about going into the season. Sending him back to San Francisco is a scary proposition. Bochy noted that usually they just give Romo a day or two, but he woke up sore and immediately went back to San Francisco. The elbow pain may be nothing, but through 3 1/3 IP, he's only given up one hit and yielded one walk, it would be a major loss for the Giants' bullpen if it was serious.

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Sergio Romo pitched a perfect seventh inning, striking out one.

Fantasy Impact: Romo was the first out of the pen, which is interesting given the pecking order of the back-end of the Giants' rotation. Of note, however, is that Romo was called on to face the top of the order, so it was likely a matchup play. His trademark slider was on today. If the Giants keep winning, he'll be among the league leaders in holds if Santiago Casilla doesn't cough up the closer role.

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Sergio Romo allowed a two-run home run to Joc Pederson in his one inning of relief. The hit was the first allowed by Romo this season.

Fantasy Impact: The home run also brought in a batter credited to Javier Lopez. Romo earned his second hold in the Giants' third victory of the season, and seems locked into the eighth inning role in San Francisco.

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Sergio Romo earned the hold for a perfect inning. He did not strike out any batters.

Fantasy Impact: Romo needed only eleven pitches and had decent command on his signature slider. He didn't make it into the blowout yesterday, so his ERA & WHIP sits at perfection early in the season. He did not allow a base runner, but he also did not strike anyone out. He is the next man up if Santiago Casilla falters.

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Sergio Romo allowed no runs and no hits in 2/3 of an inning against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Romo is tied with Joe Smith (LAA) for the most holds in MLB with 18, so despite his lackluster ERA (4.35) and WHIP (1.21) he's a top option for leagues that count the holds category in some way.

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Sergio Romo came on relief in the ninth inning in a tie ball game and allowed the winning run to cross the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Sergio Romo has not been his usual reliable self the last four games, He has given up three runs all earned in just 2.1 innings. Including five hits and one walk, but has six strikeouts, If he continues down this path the Giants may have to reevaluate his setup role.

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Sergio Romo gives up lead

Thu, May 14th 10:09pm EDT
By Michael Valverde

Sergio Romo took the mound in the bottom of the eighth with the score tied at three. He was able to get the first out, but Marlon Byrd blasted 79mph slider that had little slide into the left-center field bleachers.

Fantasy Impact: Sergio Romo has pitched fairly well on the season, but he is clearly not the pitcher he was when the Giants won the World Series in 2012. On the year, he has a 4.09 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP. He has struck out 19 in 11 innings pitched. If you are an owner of Santiago Casilla, as he will get innings pitched and will be the one the Giants go to if Casilla gets injured.

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Sergio Romo came on in relief and pitched a perfect inning, striking out two.

Fantasy Impact: Romo has been dazzling this season, outside of a two-hit inning versus Arizona, which led to his only two runs allowed during the season. Outside of that inning, he's given up only one hit and two walks in 5.1 IP. If Santiago Casilla were to hurt or falter, Romo would immediately become one of the better closer options in the league.

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Sergio Romo struck out two Padres in a tied eighth inning Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: After giving up a massive double to Jacob Lamb in the first game of the season, Romo has looked much better. His slider was vintage Romo. In save-premium leagues, he should be owned as Bruce Bochy has already stated he would be used in spot-save situations. With outings like Thursday's, he may take the role from Santiago Casilla outright if Casilla struggles.

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Sergio Romo pitched one perfect inning of relief, striking out one.

Fantasy Impact: Romo's slider was borderline gif-worthy tonight. He seems to have lost his jitters from his first appearance and was dealing. His ERA remains 0.00 and he lowers his season WHIP to 1.50.

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Sergio Romo gave up a hit, a walk and recorded a strikeout in 11 pitches in relief, but the hit was a bases-clearing double.

Fantasy Impact: Romo gave up a lot of others' runs on that double, earning runs for Jean Machi and Javier Lopez. Romo was impressive all Spring Training, but seems to have picked up right where he left off in 2014. His final line hides the disastrous nature of his hit allowed.

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Sergio Romo returns to Giants

Wed, Dec 17th 4:22pm EST
By Jeff Krisko

Reliever Sergio Romo returned to the Giants on a two-year, $15 million contract. (Source: SF Gate)

Fantasy Impact: This is the first real move the Giants have made this off-season after losing several pieces to free agency and being out bid on other free agents. Romo was the closer for the Giants in the latter portion of 2012 and all of 2013 prior to losing his job to Santiago Casilla last year. Romo faltered last year, but only his HR/9 was significantly out of the norm. Romo is a bounce-back candidate for 2015, so if Casilla falters, Romo may regain his role.

Assistant GM Bobby Evans was on the radio Thursday and said when referring to Romo, "his name doesn't get mentioned much publicly, but he's clearly an interest of ours." (Source: CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: Romo came into the majors with the Giants and rewarded them with an all-star season in 2013. 2014 was a different story as he lost his reliever role which hurt his SV numbers. If the Giants bring Romo back, his value will primarily come in the form of Holds.