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Athletics' Sergio Romo: Marked improvement in recent weeks

Romo has pitched to a 2.84 ERA and 1.03 WHIP while generating a 14:5 K:BB and three holds over the 12.2 innings covering his last 15 appearances. The veteran right-hander has lowered his season ERA well over six full runs from 12.79 to 6.16 during that stretch, which dates back to April 25. Additionally, three of the four earned runs he surrendered in the sample came in a May 23 outing against the Angels, underscoring how consistently effective he's been otherwise. The improvement was drastically needed after Romo, an offseason acquisition aimed at replacing the departed Joakim Soria, opened the season by allowing at least one earned run in five of his first seven trips to the mound.

Athletics' Sergio Romo: Gets third hold

Romo secured his third hold in a win over the Twins on Sunday, firing 1.1 scoreless innings during which he issued a walk and recorded two strikeouts. Romo now has generated six scoreless outings in his last seven trips to the mound, a stretch during which he's posted two holds, a 1.29 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 11.6 K/9 across seven innings. The veteran reliever has been able to whittle his ERA almost in half from 12.15 to 6.59 in the process, much more closely resembling the reliable late-inning asset he's proven to be the majority of his career.

Sergio Romo is heating up in A’s bullpen

The Oakland A’s waited out the bullpen market last winter, and one of their prizes for that gamble was Sergio Romo on a modest one-year free agent contract. That was a nice get! Romo has been nonstop excellent for more than a decade, with a level of long-term consistency that is rare among relievers. Nobody’s perfect, but Romo has never been less than solid over a full season and he’s almost always been good.

Sergio Romo shaved his beard and then had his best game of the season so far

The Oakland A’s made a call to the bullpen on Tuesday, and this person came out to the mound. I was watching on a slight DVR delay so I hadn’t yet gotten to this point on my feed, and when I saw that tweet I genuinely didn’t know whom it was a photo of. There was a quick moment of panic — had I missed a transaction earlier that day, and this was a new pitcher the team had just added?

Athletics' Sergio Romo: Not primary candidate to close

Romo, who has 134 career saves, nevertheless doesn't appear to be a primary candidate for closing duties during the prolonged absence of Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder), Martin Gallegos of reports. Thursday, manager Bob Melvin mentioned Lou Trivino as a possible primary candidate for ninth-inning duties in the wake of the...

Athletics' Sergio Romo: Scoreless frame Friday

Romo gave up one hit and one walk while recording zero strikeouts in a scoreless eighth inning Friday against the Astros. The A's were trailing 6-4 when Romo entered the game, so it wasn't the highest leverage moment. However, Jake Diekman gave up three runs (two earned) in the ninth inning, so this is still a very fluid closer situation with Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder) on the injured list.

Athletics' Sergio Romo: Could see save opportunities

Romo is a candidate to see some save opportunities in the wake of Trevor Rosenthal's (shoulder) placement on the injured list Thursday, Martin Gallegos of reports. The veteran reliever boasts 134 career saves and was 5-for-6 in closing opportunities during the 2020 campaign with the Twins. However, Romo will have to deal with the presence of Jake Diekman, who enjoyed a dominant spring that significantly outpaced the 6.75 ERA and 1.50 WHIP that the 38-year-old produced over his four Cactus League frames.

Athletics' Sergio Romo: Returns to team

Romo (paternity) returned to camp Thursday, Martin Gallegos of reports. Romo was away from the team for several days following the birth of his child, but he'll throw a bullpen Thursday and pitch in Saturday's spring game. The right-hander could also pitch in the team's final Cactus League game Monday, and it appears as though he's still on track for Opening Day.

Sergio Romo has been away from A's camp for the birth of his new baby

Congratulations are certainly in order for the Romo family. Romo has struggled this spring, giving up 3 earned runs in 3 innings pitched, but is still in line to be the A's primary setup man entering 2021. Romo likely won't get many save opportunities as long as Trevor Rosenthal is healthy, but he could provide fantasy value in leagues using saves-plus-holds.

Athletics' Sergio Romo: Away on paternity leave

Romo is away from the team to be with his wife and newborn baby but is expected to return Wednesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Romo has made just three Cactus League appearances, with none coming in the last week. There hasn't been any indication that he won't be ready for the start of the regular season, however.

A's Sergio Romo wins battle with Madison Bumgarner

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Sergio Romo took a moment before facing his second batter Tuesday. The batter was Madison Bumgarner. Romo and Bumgarner, of course, were teammates for three World Series titles with the Giants. As Bumgarner, now pitching for the Diamondbacks, came up to hit in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s exhibition at Salt River Fields, Romo, the new A’s reliever, stood near the mound, shaking his head and grinning.

Athletics' Sergio Romo: Hit hard in spring debut

Romo made his Cactus League debut in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs, allowing two earned runs on two hits, a walk and a balk across an inning. He struck out two. One of the two runs came on a solo home run by Joc Pederson, and Romo clearly had trouble with his location even when the ball didn't leave the park. The veteran reliever is ticketed for a key setup role behind projected closer Trevor Rosenthal (groin during each player's debut campaign with the Athletics.

Athletics' Sergio Romo: Not yet throwing

Romo has yet to throw a bullpen session in spring training, but manager Bob Melvin confirmed Thursday it's by design and not indicative of any injury, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Melvin adds the veteran reliever is one of several arms being built up slowly. The 37-year-old...
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What we learned at A’s camp: Why Sergio Romo chose to sign with Oakland

Sergio Romo garnered interest from a couple teams. At age 37, the side-slinging reliever has reinvented himself as a nice complementary piece for a contending bullpen. But Romo had his eye on the A’s. So when they called with a one-year, $2.5 million offer, the decision was a no-brainer. Why?

Oakland A’s Sign Former Giants Reliever Sergio Romo to 1-Year Contract

The Oakland Athletics on Thursday confirmed that the team has signed a one-year contract with veteran former San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo. The team tweeted out a photo of Romo wearing an A's cap with the news Thursday morning. The former Giants pitcher spent nine seasons in San Francisco, winning three World Series championships with the team before moving on to stints with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Tampa Bay Rays, the Miami Marlins, and most recently the Minnesota Twins.
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Oakland A’s to sign relievers Yusmeiro Petit, Sergio Romo

The Oakland Athletics came to terms with a pair of bullpen-bolstering arms on Sunday, agreeing to re-sign right-hander Yusmeiro Petit while also adding righty Sergio Romo on a free-agent deal, according to multiple reports. Both deals are reportedly for the 2021 season only. Petit is set to earn $2.55 million...
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Athletics' Updated Bullpen, Payroll After Yusmeiro Petit, Sergio Romo Contracts

The Oakland Athletics reportedly bolstered their bullpen with two additions on Sunday. ESPN's Jeff Passan and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the American League West team signed Yusmeiro Petit and Sergio Romo. Petit's deal is for one year and $2.55 million, while Romo's is for one year and $2.25 million.
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Yusmeiro Petit, Sergio Romo Reportedly Agree to 1-Year Contracts with A's

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to one-year contracts with free-agent relievers Yusmeiro Petit and Sergio Romo, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Petit's contract will be worth $2.55 million, plus incentives, agent Rafael Godoy told Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle. The 36-year-old Petit has spent the past three years with the Athletics.