Dodgers Add Stefen Romero, Place Hanser Alberto on Paternity List

The Dodgers and Reds will face off again this afternoon after Los Angeles took game one yesterday. Tyler Anderson gets the start looking to keep this miracle season going, but he’ll have to do it against Luis Castillo. 

Before the game, the Dodgers also needed to make a few moves. Hanser Alberto was placed on the paternity list early this morning, meaning he will likely not be with the team for part of this week. But they also added in a right-handed bat to take his place. (first reported by J.P. Hoornstra)

The Dodgers are selecting the contract of outfielder Stefen Romero to take Alberto’s spot. Romero has not appeared in the big leagues since 2016 when he was with the Mariners for a 9-game stint. He signed a minor-league deal with Los Angeles this offseason after playing 5 seasons in Japan. 

In 24 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City, Romero is hitting .270 and has posted a .797 OPS. In all likelihood, it will be an incredibly short stint for Romero. The Dodgers probably won’t keep him around beyond Alberto’s time away from the team. 

But regardless, it presents Romero with an opportunity that he hasn’t had in 6 years. The 33-year-old will no doubt want to make the most of it, and the Dodgers could give him a few at-bats to prove himself. Anything can happen in baseball. 

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