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Orioles Acquire J.C. Romero

Orioles Acquire J.C. Romero

PostPost #1 by ofahn » August 13th, 2012, 4:08 pm

August 13, 2012 3:50 PM by Roch Kubatko

The Orioles have reacquired reliever J.C. Romero, according to multiple industry sources. According to one source, the Indians will receive a minor league infielder - an "organizational guy."

I'm hearing it's Norfolk infielder Carlos Rojas.

Romero opted out of his contract at Triple-A Norfolk and signed with the Indians' Triple-A affiliate in Columbus. He has an Aug. 15 opt-out, and the Indians weren't going to select his contract.

The Orioles had an agreement with the Indians that they could bring back Romero if they found a spot for him in their bullpen. Apparently, they found a spot now after optioning Socolovich.

Romero, 36, is 34-28 with a 4.15 ERA in parts of 14 major league seasons. He's posted a 2.74 ERA in 25 combined appearances with Norfolk and Columbus.

Romero would join Troy Patton as a second left-hander in the bullpen.

The Orioles will need to clear a spot for Romero on the 40-man roster.

http://www.masnsports.com/school_of_roc ... games.html

By Mike Axisa [August 13, 2012 at 3:05pm CST

The Orioles have acquired J.C. Romero from the Indians for minor league infielder Carlos Rojas, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com (all Twitter links). The southpaw signed a minor league deal with Baltimore in May, but exercised his opt-out clause in July.

Romero, 36, signed a minor league contract with the Indians last month. He allowed nine runs in eight innings for the Cardinals earlier this season, and has pitched to a 2.74 ERA in 23 Triple-A innings since. Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain-Dealer says (on Twitter) that Romero could have opted out of his contract with Cleveland on Wednesday, but they weren't ready to call him up.

Rojas, 28, hit .226/.285/.248 in 147 plate appearances split between Double-A and Triple-A this season. He spent some time in the Cubs' farm system earlier in his career and has never been called up to the big leagues.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/08/o ... mero-.html

I understand that Rojas is not a big loss but we had this guy in our system and let him go while we kept Gregg on the roster. [Shaking my head]
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