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Sergio Romo re-signs with the Rays

The 34 year-old pitcher agrees to come back with the Tampa Bay Rays for the next season, according to reports.

The Tampa Bay Rays are doing the veteran thing again in 2018 and it appears they have re-signed a fan favorite from last year in right-handed reliever Sergio Romo, who was traded to the Florida team mid-season last year after a bad stint with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

According to Jesse Sánchez of MLB.com, the three-times World Series champion has agreed to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Rays for a one-year deal, with the terms of the contract not being revealed yet and still pending for a physical.

 

After spending his whole career with the San Francisco Giants, the 34 year-old joined rivals Dodgers for the 2017 season. However, the reliever didn't enjoyed a pleasent stint in LA, struggling in the first half of the season and boasting a 6.12 ERA over the 30 appearences he had for the Dodgers.

Romo was traded to the Rays mid-season and significantly improved his game in Florida, recording a much better 1.47 ERA and 28 K's, and only allowing six unintentional walks over 30 2/3 innings for Tampa.

Romo is expected to be the setup men for closer Alex Colome. The addition of the Mexican-American solidifies the Rays bullpen and should be a great asset for the team with his experience and pedigree, besides his inconsitency in the last few seasons.

The former Giant is 35-27 in his career with a 2.69 ERA over 495 1/3 IP.

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