The San Francisco Giants have signed longtime reliever Sergio Romo, who will retire as a member of the workforce on the finish of spring coaching.
Romo signed a minor league contract with an invitation to main league spring coaching. He will retire March 27 in the course of the Giants’ last spring coaching recreation in opposition to the Oakland Athletics.
“The relationship that Giants fans have with their players is unique — few exemplify that bond more than Sergio,” Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi stated in an announcement Saturday. “After all that he accomplished as a Giant from 2008 to 2016, including his huge contributions to the championship teams, it’s a thrill to have him back in a San Francisco uniform.”
Romo, 40, gained three World Series titles with San Francisco whereas spending the primary 9 years of his main league profession with the workforce. He earned his solely All-Star look in 2013, when he set a profession excessive with 38 saves.
He holds the Giants’ franchise document for postseason appearances by a pitcher with 27. His 515 video games pitched with the workforce rank fifth all-time, whereas his 84 saves rank seventh.
After leaving the Giants as a free agent, Romo additionally performed for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2017), Tampa Bay (2017-18), Miami (2019), Minnesota (2019-20), Oakland (2021), Seattle (2022) and Toronto (2022).
Romo has 137 profession saves in 15 main league seasons, going 42-36 with a 3.21 ERA in 821 aid appearances and 5 begins.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.