After some troubles this Spring Training of former all-star Ricky Romero, the Blue Jays have decided to send him down to the Minor Leagues to work on his form after he has been struggling this season. They have noticed that he has been throwing across his body more than he used to. Romero will be pitching in Single-A Dunedin for the Dunedin Blue Jays. But, why not send him to AA or AAA, where he will get more competition? Because, the Blue Jays have already done this exact same thing, with another pitcher, and got him back on track to the Major Leagues. Single-A Dunedin fixed all-star Roy Halladay's form when pitching to get back on track.
Let's take a look at the numbers:
Season Before Dunedin: 4-7, 10.64 ERA, 2.20 WHIP, 80 ER, 19 Games
Season After Dunedin: 19-7, 2.93 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 93 ER, 34 Games
Season Before Dunedin: 9-14, 5.77 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 116 ER, 32 Games
Season After Dunedin: ???
Hopefully, Romero can get back on track and continue his success as a starting pitcher. It was fun watching him pitch on the Blue Jays.
J.A. Happ, former Phillies and Astros Pitcher, will take the 5th starting spot in the rotation.