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Dodgers News: Sergio Romo “Most Likely” A Dodger, But Mystery Team Still Bidding



Friday evening, Jon Morosi reported the Dodgers will sign former Giants reliever Sergio Romo. Two reports have since stated while likely, Romo is not a Dodger just yet.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, who initially said the Dodgers were a finalist for Romo, confirmed an unidentified bidder is still in it.

Heyman explained the situation in an article.

While it appears reliever Sergio Romo is likely headed for the Los Angeles Dodgers at some point, there is nothing official with no agreement yet. A mystery team is still involved in the bidding, and one Dodgers person said “it’s not done yet.”

Evidence supports the mystery team being Washington, though nothing is confirmed. The New York Mets re-signed Dodgers target Jerry Blevins Friday, while Romo said he would move on from San Francisco last week. The Nationals desperately need back-end bullpen help and Romo named them as an interested team within the last several days.

Washington was Kenley Jansen’s highest bidder. The Nationals were eliminated by L.A. in the 2016 NLDS. Losing out again to the Dodgers would be a tough blow to a team determined to win immediately.

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Romo was once one of the better closers in baseball. He saved 38 games in 2013, but has 29 total since. Romo missed two months with a flexor strain last season, limiting his action to 30.2 innings in 40 games, the fewest in his career. He would presumably be the setup man for Jansen in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old Romo grew up in a family of Dodgers fans. His signing would add an interesting twist to the 2017 edition of the Dodgers-Giants rivalry. The two competitors will face each other 10 times in the first month-and-a-half.

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Written by Gabe Burns

Gabe Burns is an award-winning journalist. He serves as a reporter and editor at the DodgersNation news desk. He additionally works as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, Valdosta State University's student paper. Gabe's work has been featured on a number of platforms, including Draft Breakdown and Pro Football Spot. His byline has been cited in media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Aside from covering Dodgers baseball, Gabe enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. He can be followed on Twitter at @GabeBurns_DN.

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