|May 9 10:26 AM PT11:26 AM MT12:26 PM CT1:26 PM ET13:26 ET17:26 GMT1:26 CST10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST12:56 PM VEN21:26 UAE12:26 PM CT-The Blue Jays have optioned left-hander Ricky Romero to Triple-A Buffalo and designated right-hander Edgar Gonzalez for assignment. Romero was 0-2 this season with a 12.46 ERA.
Analysis: Romero lasted just one-third of an inning in Wednesday night's 10-4 loss at Tampa Bay, the shortest start of his career and the quickest exit by a Toronto pitcher since Esteban Loaiza got only one out on July 2, 2001. Romero, who gave up three run-scoring singles, lost his rotation spot after a poor spring training and remained in Florida to work on mechanics. He was called up May 4 when right-hander Josh Johnson went on the 15-day disabled list.
|May 2 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 CST1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)3:25 PM CT-The Toronto Blue Jays have put pitcher Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right triceps and say lefty Ricky Romero will make his season debut this weekend. The Blue Jays made the move Thursday and recalled right-hander Brad Lincoln from Triple-A Buffalo.
Analysis: Romero will start Friday night at home against Seattle. He was an All-Star in 2011, but struggled in spring training this year and began the season in the minors to work on his mechanics. Romero made one start for Class A Dunedin, allowing one run in seven innings.
|Mar. 26 6:45 PM PT7:45 PM MT8:45 PM CT9:45 PM ET21:45 ET1:45 GMT9:45 CST6:45 PM MST8:45 PM EST9:15 PM VEN5:45 UAE (+1)7:45 PM CT-The Toronto Blue Jays sent Romero to the minors after he pitched Tuesday in a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Analysis: Romero was optioned to Dunedin of the Class A Florida State League. The 28-year-old lefty was 9-14 with a 5.77 ERA last season. He had a 6.23 ERA in five spring starts this year, allowing 17 hits and 10 walks in 13 innings.
|2009||Tor||13||9||0 - 0||29||29||0||178.0||192||88||85||18||79||0||141||1.52||4.30||$163.50|
|2010||Tor||14||9||0 - 0||32||32||3||210.0||189||98||87||15||82||3||174||1.29||3.73||$231.50|
|2011||Tor||15||11||0 - 0||32||32||4||225.0||176||85||73||26||80||2||178||1.14||2.92||$277.00|
|2012||Tor||9||14||0 - 0||32||32||1||181.0||198||122||116||21||105||1||124||1.67||5.77||$82.50|
|2013||Tor||0||2||0 - 0||2||2||0||4.1||7||6||6||1||5||0||4||2.77||12.46||-$3.67|
|Career||51||45||0 - 0||127||127||8||798.1||762||399||367||81||351||6||621||1.39||4.14|