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#21 dougd

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 09:08 AM

Dominican Republic winter league baseball starts Nov. 15, without fans in attendance. I wonder if Romero would be playing. Presumably the Twins would give permission. I assume the Twins would have included him in their instructional camp if he was able to get a visa. 


#22 Vanimal46

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 08:52 AM



This is unexpected.
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#23 Dman

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 09:35 AM

Dang he was one of our best pitching prospects at one time.I can't believe they couldn't turn him into at least a solid reliever.Oh well another one bites the dust.


#24 Danchat

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 10:23 AM

 



This is unexpected.

Wow, it'd be one thing if the 40 man roster was full and they DFA'd him to make room, but it seems they're ready to give up on him. I wouldn't rule out something off-the-field happening that we don't know about yet.


#25 ashbury

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 10:44 AM

Wow, it'd be one thing if the 40 man roster was full and they DFA'd him to make room, but it seems they're ready to give up on him. I wouldn't rule out something off-the-field happening that we don't know about yet.

It could be something serious in the medical evaluations, assuming you don't mean to include that in "off-the-field happening".
 

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#26 Danchat

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 07:34 PM

 

 

Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports that Fernando Romero will sign with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars in the Japanese Central League.
The Twins officially released Romero on Friday, freeing him to make the move overseas. The 25-year-old hurler posted a 5.17 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 63/30 K/BB ratio across 69 2/3 career innings at the big league level with the Twins.

And there we go, we found out why Romero was released. This still doesn't make a ton of sense to me - I'm sure there would be some MLB teams that would love to stash him in their bullpen - but it at least explains today's move.

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#27 ashbury

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 08:56 PM

Pro tip: check with the Japanese embassy in regard to their rules for visas, well in advance of departure.

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#28 Rigby

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 07:54 AM

 

Pro tip: check with the Japanese embassy in regard to their rules for visas, well in advance of departure.

 

As long as you're not flying in on the Enola Gay you should be okay. 

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#29 Vanimal46

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 09:58 AM

Pro tip: check with the Japanese embassy in regard to their rules for visas, well in advance of departure.


Another pro tip: Romero should leave his marijuana at home this time.

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