Toronto Blue Jays Release LHP Ricky Romero

The Toronto Blue Jays have released LHP Ricky Romero, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.

The 2011 season, statistically, was the best one for Romero. He went 15-11 with a 2.92 ERA in 32 games and was named to the American League all-star roster.

His career went downhill after 2011 due to control problems and knee issues. He led the American League in walks in 2012 while posting a 5.77 ERA over 32 starts.

Romero, 30, hasn’t pitched in the majors since May 2013 and his 2014 season with Triple-A Buffalo ended early after having surgery on his right knee as a result of a quadriceps tendon inflammation.

Romero was 51-45 with a 4.16 ERA and 622 strikeouts in 129 appearances with the Blue Jays.

He was in the last year of a five-year, $30.05 million contract signed ahead of the 2011 season.

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