Sources: Twins Close to Deal With Romo

Sources: Twins Close to Deal With Romo
Tue 17th December 2019

The Twins are close to bringing back free agent Sergio Romo on a one-year deal with an option for 2021, a source told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez on Monday. The deal is pending a physical.

Per MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal, Romo’s deal will be for $5 million, and the club option could take it up to $10 million total over the next two years.

The club has not confirmed the deal.

Minnesota acquired the veteran reliever from the Marlins just before the 2019 Trade Deadline. The 36-year-old right-hander had a 3.18 ERA in 27 appearances for the American League Central champs down the stretch this past season, with 27 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings.

Romo pitched in a pair of postseason games during the Twins’ loss to the Yankees in the AL Division Series, allowing two runs in two innings pitched, but he has a 3.55 ERA in 29 career playoff appearances.

In 65 total outings for Miami and Minnesota in ’19, Romo had a 3.43 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings. He’s made at least 60 relief appearances in eight of the last 10 seasons.

Per MLB.com

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