Bochy added that right-hander George Kontos, who sustained the same injury that shelved Romo, also will need to stay on the DL past his earliest possible activation date, which is May 4. Kontos, who began throwing Sunday, initially expressed hope of returning to the bullpen as soon as he was eligible or shortly afterward. Kontos had a 1.59 ERA in eight outings before going to the DL.
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