Sergio Romo to Retire With Giants After Ceremonial Signing
The longtime pitcher won three World Series titles and recorded 137 saves.
One of baseball’s longest-tenured relievers is hanging up his spikes with his longtime team.
Pitcher Sergio Romo will sign a minor league contract with the Giants and retire after a 15-year career, according to a Saturday afternoon release from San Francisco.
“Romo rides again,” the Giants tweeted after agreeing to the deal with their reliever of nine years.
From 2008-16, Romo served as a reliable presence on a San Francisco team that won three World Series titles—including the Giants’ first in San Francisco in 2010.
After departing as a free agent following the 2016 season, Romo pitched until 2022 with the Dodgers, Rays, Marlins, Twins, Athletics, Mariners and Blue Jays.
Romo retires second among active players in games played with 821—behind only Joe Smith—and 11th among active players in saves with 137, including 38 in a lone All-Star season in 2013.
As noted by the Giants in their release, Romo struck out Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera to end the 2012 World Series.