That escalated quickly.
After Ken Rosenthal reported yesterday the Dodgers were one of two finalists for Sergio Romo, the team will indeed sign him, as first reported by Jon Morosi.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 4, 2017
Romo will enter spring training the favorite for the eighth inning role to set up Kenley Jansen. Romo brings with him championship experience and extensive knowledge of the NL West – and the Dodgers-Giants rivalry, of course, having pitched in San Francisco since 2008.
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A Southern California native, Romo grew up in a family of Dodgers fans. There was speculation early in the offseason both sides could benefit from a deal, and Romo publicly about closed the door on a reunion with the Giants last week.
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Certainly this will add more fuel to the Dodgers-Giants rivalry, if that’s even possible. The two will square off 10 times by mid-May.