In June, Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero had surgery on his right knee as a result of quadriceps tendon inflammation, cutting short his season with Triple-A Buffalo. He is expected to be ready by spring training, where he’ll hope to open some eyes once again.
Romero, 30, last pitched a full season in 2012, when he posted a 5.77 ERA and a 124/105 K/BB ratio in 181 innings. MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm writes that, although it’s unlikely the Jays would consider Romero for a rotation spot this spring, he could perform well enough to merit consideration as rotation depth with Buffalo. Of course, Romero would have to show that he has made improvements on the mechanical problems which led to his leading the league in walks in 2012.