Sergio Romo is talking to the Giants and the Tigers


Now that most of the big free agent relievers are off the market Sergio Romo should emerge as a popular target.

According to Ken Rosenthal of the 31-year-old right-hander “has been in talks with” his old team, the Giants, as well as the Tigers.

Romo’s lack of durability and reliance on a slider makes him a riskier-than-usual reliever and his ERA has risen from 1.79 in 2012 to 2.54 in 2013 to 3.72 in 2014.

However, he posted a strong 59/12 K/BB ratio in 58 innings this year and finished the season by allowing just two runs in his final 23 appearances along with a 23/3 K/BB ratio.

Apparent roster snafu changes Blue Jays pitching plans

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ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.

After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.

As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.

The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.

Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.

Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.