Sergio Romo is officially staying put…
The 31-year-old Mexican-American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants has finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with the team, who kept a key component that has been part of three championship runs.
“When it comes to professional baseball, this has been my home,” Romo said. “I’m very thankful for every opportunity that I’ve gotten. This was a place I was able to make a name for myself. This is the only organization I know.”
Romo could earn an additional $500,000 annually in performance bonuses based on games finished as part of the agreement.
The right-hander has spent all seven of his Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons with San Francisco, winning titles in 2010, ’12 and this year. He went 6-4 with a 3.72 ERA with 23 saves in 64 outings this past season as San Francisco earned the wild card and went on to beat Kansas City in a seven-game World Series.
“All in all, I really wanted to stay home. I wanted to stay here,” Romo said. “I don’t really see myself wearing another uniform.”
“He’s meant so much to our success,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “So much is talked about with our bullpen. Whether setting up or closing, I thought it was important for our team, for our bullpen. Sergio knows all of us, we know him, there’s a sense of comfort there. We know what we’re getting, a very good pitcher who’s comfortable pitching late in the ballgame. I can’t say enough about how he carried himself this year. I know we made a switch there. He was all about winning.”