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.
Source: Veteran pitcher Sergio Romo has agreed to a one-year Major League contract with the Rays. The deal is pending a physical.— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) 9 de febrero de 2018
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.