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J.C. Romero MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
34-28 4.16 661.1 526 1.51

J.C. Romero Bio

  • Full Name: Juan Carlos Romero
  • Born: 6/4/1976 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Draft: 1997, Minnesota Twins, 21st rd. (633rd overall)
  • College: Mobile
  • Debut: September 15, 1999
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 34 28 4.16 680 22 7 661.1 526 1.51

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Awards

J.C. Romero Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2008 Philadelphia NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
1999 New Britain EAS

J.C. Romero Leaderboards

Games

Season G Rank
2002 81 2nd in AL
2003 73 6th in AL
2004 74 7th in AL
2005 68 15th in AL
2006 65 18th in AL
2008 81 5th in NL

Holds

Season HLD Rank
2002 33 1st in AL
2003 22 5th in AL
2004 16 14th in AL
2007 22 8th in NL
2008 24 3rd in NL

J.C. Romero Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 15, 2015 Pericos de Puebla placed LHP J.C. Romero on the reserve list.
April 2, 2015 Pericos de Puebla signed free agent LHP J.C. Romero.
November 4, 2013 LHP J.C. Romero elected free agency.
September 9, 2013 Columbus Clippers activated LHP J.C. Romero from the 7-day disabled list.
June 17, 2013 Columbus Clippers placed LHP J.C. Romero on the 7-day disabled list.
June 7, 2013 Cleveland Indians signed free agent LHP J.C. Romero to a minor league contract.
June 7, 2013 LHP J.C. Romero assigned to Columbus Clippers.
June 4, 2013 LHP J.C. Romero elected free agency.
May 16, 2013 Syracuse Chiefs placed LHP J.C. Romero on the 7-day disabled list.
March 29, 2013 LHP J.C. Romero assigned to Syracuse Chiefs.
March 22, 2013 Washington Nationals signed free agent LHP J.C. Romero to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 27, 2012 LHP J.C. Romero elected free agency.
August 24, 2012 Baltimore Orioles designated LHP J.C. Romero for assignment.
August 14, 2012 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of LHP J.C. Romero from Norfolk Tides.
August 13, 2012 Cleveland Indians traded LHP J.C. Romero to Baltimore Orioles for 3B Carlos R Rojas.
July 21, 2012 J.C. Romero assigned to Columbus Clippers from Cleveland Indians.
July 20, 2012 Cleveland Indians signed free agent LHP J.C. Romero to a minor league contract.
July 10, 2012 Norfolk Tides released LHP J.C. Romero.
June 30, 2012 Norfolk Tides activated LHP J.C. Romero from the temporarily inactive list.
June 23, 2012 Norfolk Tides placed LHP J.C. Romero on the temporarily inactive list.
May 24, 2012 LHP J.C. Romero assigned to Norfolk Tides.
May 23, 2012 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent LHP J.C. Romero to a minor league contract.
May 14, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals released LHP J.C. Romero.
December 15, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent LHP J.C. Romero.
October 30, 2011 LHP J.C. Romero elected free agency.
September 5, 2011 Colorado Rockies recalled LHP J.C. Romero from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 26, 2011 Colorado Rockies optioned J.C. Romero to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 15, 2011 Colorado Rockies selected the contract of J.C. Romero from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 13, 2011 Colorado Springs Sky Sox signed free agent J.C. Romero.
August 8, 2011 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees released LHP J.C. Romero.
July 14, 2011 New York Yankees signed free agent LHP J.C. Romero to a minor league contract.
July 14, 2011 Syracuse Chiefs released LHP J.C. Romero.
July 14, 2011 LHP J.C. Romero assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from New York Yankees.
June 29, 2011 LHP J.C. Romero assigned to Syracuse Chiefs from Washington Nationals.
June 28, 2011 Washington Nationals signed free agent LHP J.C. Romero to a minor league contract.
June 24, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies released LHP J.C. Romero.
June 17, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies designated LHP J.C. Romero for assignment.
May 4, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies activated LHP J.C. Romero from the 15-day disabled list.
May 3, 2011 sent LHP J.C. Romero on a rehab assignment to Lakewood BlueClaws.
April 19, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies placed LHP J.C. Romero on the 15-day disabled list. right calf strain
January 6, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent LHP J.C. Romero.
November 7, 2010 LHP J.C. Romero elected free agency.
April 22, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies activated LHP J.C. Romero from the 15-day disabled list.
April 16, 2010 Clearwater Threshers sent LHP J.C. Romero on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
April 8, 2010 J.C. Romero assigned to Clearwater Threshers.
April 1, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies placed LHP J.C. Romero on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2010. Recovering from October 2009 left elbow surgery.
November 9, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies activated LHP J.C. Romero.
October 6, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies reassigned LHP J.C. Romero to the minor leagues.
September 28, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies activated LHP J.C. Romero from the 15-day disabled list.
August 7, 2009 sent LHP J.C. Romero on a rehab assignment to Clearwater Threshers.
July 23, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies placed LHP J.C. Romero on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 20, 2009. Strained left forearm.
June 3, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies activated LHP J.C. Romero from the restricted list.
May 30, 2009 Lakewood BlueClaws sent LHP J.C. Romero on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
May 26, 2009 Lehigh Valley IronPigs sent LHP J.C. Romero on a rehab assignment to Lakewood BlueClaws.
May 22, 2009 Reading Phillies sent LHP J.C. Romero on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
May 20, 2009 Lehigh Valley IronPigs sent LHP J.C. Romero on a rehab assignment to Reading Phillies.
May 18, 2009 J.C. Romero assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Philadelphia Phillies.

Juan Carlos Romero Bio Info

A 1994 graduate of Berwing High School in Puerto Rico, where he played baseball and volleyball...attended and played college baseball at the University of Mobile (AL)... was an All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference selection in 1996...he and his wife, Erin Hostrander, have a daughter, Jazlyn Christine (11/27/06)...resides in Fairhope, Ala. 2011 Began the season with the Phillies, cleared waivers and was signed by the Nationals and Yankees before signing as a free agent with the Rockies on 8/15. Made three Triple-A stops (Syracuse, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Colorado Springs)...Went 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA in 24 app. with the Phillies while holding opponents to a .262 BA...Made 12 app. for Colorado posting a 1-0 record with a 4.32 ERA...combined to finish 1-0 with a 4.01 ERA (24.2 IP, 11 ER)...Of his 19 strikeouts, 14 came against left-handed batters. Held lefties to a .231 BA compared to .322 mark vs. righties...Finished strong, posting his best month in September, striking out eight over 4.2 innings...in his final eight outings, recorded an 0-0 won-loss mark with a 3.86 ERA (4.2 IP, 2 ER)...Inherited six runners as a member of the Rockies and allowed none to score...on the season, inherited 13 and allowed three to score for a 23.1 IRS%, the fifth-lowest percentage of his career. 2010 Began the season on the 15-day DL (3/26-4/21) while recovering from left elbow surgery; rehabbed with Clearwater (A) and Lehigh Valley (AAA) ... Allowed a HR to the 1st LHH he faced (ARIfs Kelly Johnson) and then none for the remainder of the season (82 AB) ... 48 of his 60 appearances were scoreless (80%) ... Went 1-0, 3 SV in 4 SVO, 2.08 ERA (4 ER, 17.1 IP) over his first 26 appearances of the season ... Allowed only 2 ER over his final 15 appearances of the season (7.2 IP) ... Posted a 1.78 ERA (7 ER, 35.1 IP) in 55 of his 60 appearances; allowed 8 ER in 1.1 IP in the other 5 games ... Had a career-high 3 saves: 5/16 at MIL, 5/21 vs BOS and 6/29 at CIN; 4 of his 7 career saves have come as a Phillie ... Held LHH to a .217 avg (18-83) and a .277 SLG %, including a .193 avg (10-52) after 6/28 ... Left his final appearance of the season, 10/3 at ATL, with soreness in the left side of his lower back 2009 Pitched for Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic during spring training...Began the season on a 50-game suspension for violating MLB's substance abuse policy...Made 7 rehab appearances for Lehigh Valley (AAA), Reading (A) and Lakewood (A) before being activated from the suspended list on 6/3; went a combined 0-1, 2.35 ERA in those games...Posted a 1.13 ERA (2 ER, 16.0 IP) in 20 of his 21 appearances; allowed 3 ER in 0.2 IP in the other one...Issued 1 walk in his final 10 games (6.1 IP) after issuing 12 walks through his first 11 games (10.1 IP)...Had a 1.29 ERA (1 ER, 7.0 IP) in his last 11 appearances...Was on the 15-day DL, 7/20-9/27 (strained left forearm) and made 1 rehab appearance with Clearwater (A) on 8/7...Made his final ML appearance of the season, 9/28 vs HOU (1.0 IP, 2 H) 2008 Finished 2nd in the NL in SB % (94.0), 3rd in stolen bases (47), 4th in triples (9) and 10th in avg with RISP (.318)...Was the 7th-hardest batter in the NL to strike out (11.4 PA/SO)...Led all NL shortstops in fielding % (.988)...Homered on Opening Day for the 2nd straight year...Hit 2 leadoff HR, extending his franchise record to 28...The Phillies went 42-15 (.737) when he scored at least one run...Got his 250th career stolen base, 4/6 at CIN, his 300th career double, 9/7 at NYM (gm 1) and his 125th career HR, 9/13 vs MIL...Left the game, 4/8 vs NYM, in the 8th inning with a left ankle sprain, and did not start the next 10 games before being placed on the 15-day DL, 4/20; was activated on 5/2 after playing in 2 extended spring training games (.750, 6-8, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB) and one game for Clearwater (A)...Set a career best in stolen bases...Set a Phillies record with 39 consecutive stolen bases (dating to 2007) before being thrown out, 7/26 vs ATL...Batted .352 (44-125), 11 2B, 3B, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 19 BB, .439 OBP in his final 31 games...Finished the season with 295 career SB, the most by any Phillie in the modern era and 4th overall in Phillies history...Hit a leadoff HR in Game 4 of the NLDS, 10/5 at MIL (Jeff Suppan)...Hit a leadoff HR in Game 5 of the NLCS, 10/15 vs LAD (Chad Billingsley), becoming the 1st player in MLB history to hit 3 career leadoff HR in the postseason. 2007 Began the season with BOS... Opened the season with 3 scoreless appearances (2.2 IP),4/2-5... Had a season-best 9.2-inning scoreless streak, lowering his ERA from 6.35 to 2.35, 4/23-5/27 (11 G)... Issued 11 walks over his final 8 appearances (8.2 IP) after issuing only 4 in his first 15 games (11.2 IP)... Posted a 2.79 ERA (3 ER, 9.2 IP) in 12 road games... Was 1-0, 0.00 ERA (6.2 IP) in 7 day game appearances... Was designated for assignment on 6/9 and released on 6/18... Signed a minor league contract with the Phillies on 6/22... Had his contract purchased on 6/29... Allowed runs in only 5 of his 51 appearances as a Phillie... Appeared in 20 of the Phillies' 28 September games... Did not allow a run and held opponents to a .082 (4-49) average in his final 20 appearances (15.2 IP)... Held left-handed hitters to a .111 (4-36) average after July 12... Did not allow a HR to a lefty all season, extending his streak to 153 at-bats vs LHH without allowing a HR...Went 1-0, 0.79 ERA (2 ER, 22.2 IP) in 32 games vs the NL East. 2006 SUMMARY: In lone season with the Los Angeles Angels, finished 3rd on the staff in appearances (65) and was 4th in games finished (16)...posted a career high 6.70 ERA with his 48.1 innings and 31 strikeouts also being his lowest major league totals...issued a run in 18 of 65 games and permitted 13 of 44 inherited runners to score (29.5%)...1st batters hit .273 (15-55)...had 7 holds.

SEASON RUNDOWN: Made Angels debut on April 3 at Seattle...inherited a bases loaded, none out situation and did not permit a run...allowed one unearned run in 5.0 innings over his 1st 6 outings...had a 11.43 ERA (22 ER/17.1 IP) over his next 22 contests and had an 8.87 ERA through June 18...posted a 1.88 (3 ER/14.1 IP) figure in his next 19 appearances, dropping his ERA to 6.14, before allowing 6 runs in 0.1 innings on August 10 at Cleveland, lifting total to 7.54...had a 1.86 ERA (2 ER/9.2 IP) in his next 16 games before permitting 3 runs in 1.2 innings in final game of season...longest scoreless innings streak was 7.0 frames over 8 games, June 20-July 6.

MISCELLANEOUS: Recorded all 3 of his decisions in season's 1st 8 appearances, win on April 11 versus Texas and defeats in consecutive outings, April 19 at Minnesota and April 21 at Oakland...failed in lone save opportunity in that latter contest...last save was April 17, 2004 versus Kansas City...worked less than one inning 35 times with long of 2.0 frames, April 21 at Oakland...opponents batted .298, .202 (18-89) by LHB and .382 (39-102) by RHB...posted a 0.00 ERA (2 R/0 ER/7 IP) in 8 games against Seattle.

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC: Pitched for Puerto Rico in the 2006 World Baseball Classic and allowed 2 hits and no runs in 2.1 innings in his 3 appearances. 2005 Did not allow an earned run in 11 of 12 appearances, going 0-1, 0.87 (10.1 ip, 1 er), April 5-May 3 . . . did not allow an earned run in 9 appearances (8.0 ip), May 7-26 . . . season-high 4 strikeouts, June 11 at Los Angeles (NL) . . . did not allow a run in 12 of 13 appearances, going 1-0, 0.87 (10.1 ip, 1 er), June 28-July 28 . . . was 1-0, 0.00 (7.0 ip) in 8 appearances, August 13-30 . . . tied season-high 2.0 innings, September 21 at Oakland . . . was 0 for 1 in save opportunities to up career totals to 2-18 (11%) . . . stranded 23 of 42 (55%) inherited runners and first-batters-faced in relief were 16-58 (.276) with 18 strikeouts . . . has career batting-average-against of .233 (127-545) with 12 homers vs. lefthanders . . . was third on club in games. 2004 Did not allow a run in 9 appearances, going 0-0, 0.00 (9.2 ip), April 5- 23 . . . career-high 6-game win-streak, May 8-September 7 . . . did not allow a run in 7 of 8 appearances, going 0-0, 1.23 (7.1 ip, 1 er), May 13-27 . . . optioned to Rochester, June 12 . . . did not allow a run in 2 of 3 starts (8.0 ip), June 15-24 . . . recalled June 25 . . . season-high 3.0 innings, July 2 at Arizona . . . set club record by not allowing a run in 36.0 ip (32 appearances), June 26- September 11 . . . was 1 for 8 in save opportunities to up career totals to 2-17 (12%) . . . stranded 24 of 45 (53%) inherited runners and first-batters-faced in relief were 15-62 (.242) . . . has career batting-average-against of .234 (107- 444) with 6 homers vs. lefthanders. 2003 Did not allow a run in 6 of 7 appearances,going 0-0,2.16 (8.1 ip,2 er),March 31-April 19 ...did not allow an earned run in 11 appearances,going 1-0,0.00 (10.0 ip,0 er),May 4-28 ...did not allow a run in 6 of 7 appearances,June 19-July 2 ...did not allow an earned run in 8 appearances (4.2 ip),July 17-31 ...was 0-0,0.00 (5.0 ip,0 er)in five appearances,August 22-28 ...did not allow a run in 9 appearances,going 0-0,0.00,(7.0 ip,0 er), September 3-20 ...stranded 32 of 46 (70%)inherited runners and first-batters-faced were 18-61 (.281)...tied for sixth in the league in appearances (73). 2002 Did not allow a run in first 13 appearances, going 2-0, 0.00 (14.0 ip, 0 er), April 1-25 . . . did not allow a run in 14 appearances, April 28-May 26 . . . season-high 2.2 innings, May 13 at Kansas City . . . tied season-high 3 strikeouts, June 29 vs. Milwaukee . . . had career-high 5-game win-streak, July 1-August 9 . . . did not allow a run in 18 appearances (21.0 ip), July 17-August 28 . . . first career save, September 29 vs. Chicago . . . has career record of 3-11, 6.71 (110.0 ip, 82 er) in 22 starts and 9-2, 2.53 (103.1 ip, 29 er) with one save in 90 relief appearaces . . . stranded 44 of 54 (81%) inherited runners and first-batters-faced were 17-75 (.227) . . . established career-bests in wins, ERA, games, innings pitched and strikeouts . . . his 81 appearances ranked third on clubbs All-Time single season games list . . . was second in league in games. 2001 Began season with Minnesota . . . was 1-0, 3.38 (32.0 ip, 12 er) in 5 starts, April 29-May 26 . . . tied season-high 7 strikeouts, June 10 vs. Pittsburgh . . . . . . doubled off Julian Tavarez for first major league hit, June 15 at Chicago (NL) . . . was 1-4, 6.71 (56.1 ip, 42 er) in 11 starts and 0-0, 3.12 (8.2 ip, 3 er) in 3 relief appearances . . . pitched 6-plus innings in 6 of 11 starts . . . optioned July 6 . . . was 2-0, 3.00 (39.0 ip, 13 er) in 6 starts, August 8-September 3 . . . season-high 10 strikeouts and tied season-high 7.0 innings, September 3 at Sacramento . . . was 2-2, 3.51 (59.0 ip, 23 er) in 10 starts and 1-1, 5.79 (4.2 ip, 3 er) in 2 relief appearaces . . . pitched 6-plus innings in 6 of 10 starts. 2000 Began season with Minnesota . . . disabled with posterior deltoid strain in left shoulder, March 25-May 10 . . . optioned May 10 . . . was 0-0, 3.68 (7.1 ip, 3 er) with 4 saves, May 12-23 . . . complete game, June 21 at Memphis . . . season-high 3-game win-streak, going 3-0, 2.86 (22.0 ip, 7 er), July 1-19 . . . had .239 batting-average-against vs. lefthanders and .245 vs. righthanders . . . recalled July 23 . . . made first major league start, July 31 at Baltimore . . . recorded first big league win, August 6 at Detroit . . . was 1-3, 3.22 (22.1 ip, 8 er) in 4 starts, August 6-22 . . . season-high 7.1 innings, August 22 vs. Tampa Bay . . . career-high 8 strikeouts, September 20 vs. Texas . . . was 2-7, 6.71 (53.2 ip, 40 er) in 11 starts and 0-0, 11.25 (4.0 ip, 5 er) in one relief appearance. 1999 Began season at New Britain . . . had 6 consecutive saves, April 9-30 . . . allowed just one run in first 11 appearances, April 9-May 2 . . . season-high 3.2 innings and tied season-high 4 strikeouts, May 15 vs. Norwich . . . played for World Team in Futures Game, July 11 at Boston . . . played for Team USA that won silver medal at Pan-Am Games, July 25-August 2 at Winnipeg, Manitoba . . . had .208 batting-average-against vs. lefthanders and .268 vs. righthanders . . . promoted to Salt Lake, August 5 . . . season-high 3-game win-streak, going 3-0, 2.45 (11.0 IP, 3 ER) with one save in 9 appearances, August 21-September 6 . . . Twins' Minor League Player of the Week, August 29-September 4 . . . had .208 batting-average-against vs. lefthanders . . . contract selected September 13 . . . made Major League debut, September 15 vs. Texas . . . did not allow a run in 3 of 5 appearances . . . first batters faced were 0-3 and did not allow an inherited runner to score (2 runners). 1998 Did not allow a run in 13 games (18.0 IP), May 22-July 5 . . . had 10.1 inning hitless-streak, July 23-August 4 . . . season-high 3.0 innings and 5 strikeouts, August 4 at Portland . . . averaged 9.12 strikeouts per-9-innings . . . was fifth among league relievers in batting-average-against (.173). 1997 Began season at Elizabethton . . . averaged 10.88 strikeouts per-9-innings . . . promoted to Ft. Myers, August 5 . . . had .244 batting-average-against.