Ricky Romero and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a minor league contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
ricky romero has agreed to a minor-league deal with #SFGiants. will report to extended spring. @elliottbaseball on this.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 11, 2015
Romero once look like a very promising starting pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays, posting a 2.92 ERA and going 15-11 in 2011 with an All-Star appearance. He started the 2012 season as the Blue Jays number one starter and looked the part for half the season, going 8-1 with a 4.34 ERA. The second half of the season was disastrous for the lefty, going 1-13 with a 7.35 ERA and leading the league in walks with 105.
The Blue Jays optioned Romero to Class-A Advanced to start the 2013 season and didn’t pitch in the majors until May. He struggled once again going 0-2 with a 12.46 ERA in just two starts. He was optioned yet again to Triple-A where he would remain until September call-ups. Romero has been pitched at the big league level since.
Romero features a four season fastball that ranges form 92-95 mph, a two season fastball, a changeup, a curveball, and a slider.