It’s official. Sergio Romo, a three-time champion with the Giants, has signed a one-year deal with the team that will allow him to end his career where it all began. The deal was announced on February 11, 2021, and it’s a move that brings joy to the hearts of Giants fans everywhere.
The 38-year-old relief pitcher has spent the majority of his career with the Giants, and he is beloved by fans for his dominant performances in the playoffs. Romo was a key part of the team that won World Series titles in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and his contributions have not been forgotten.
Romo was originally drafted by the Giants in the 28th round of the 2005 MLB Draft. He spent his first nine seasons with the team before signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017. He then spent time with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Minnesota Twins before returning to the Giants on a one-year deal for the 2020 season.
Last season, Romo posted a 4.05 ERA in 23 appearances, but it was his leadership and experience that made him a valuable member of the team. He was often called upon to pitch in high-leverage situations, and he delivered time and time again.
Romo’s return to the Giants is not just a sentimental move. The team is hoping that he can continue to provide quality innings out of the bullpen while also serving as a mentor to the younger players on the team. He is known for his work ethic and his ability to teach younger players how to pitch in high-pressure situations.
For Romo, the chance to end his career where it all began is a dream come true. In a statement released by the team, he said, “I am beyond excited to be returning home to the San Francisco Giants. The Giants have always held a special place in my heart, and I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to end my career where it started.”
For Giants fans, Romo’s return is a reminder of the team’s glory days. It’s a chance to relive the excitement of those championship years and to watch one of the team’s most beloved players take the mound once again. And for Romo, it’s a chance to say goodbye to the sport he loves in the place he considers home.