I don’t know, but it looks like the deal is in limbo. Apparently the Sergio Romo deal is not done yet and the 33-year old reliever is still mulling over several options. The Dodgers are still the favorite with a mystery team involved, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag sports. Romo is said to have not yet passed a physical reportedly, and his flexor tendon strain problems could still be a concern.
Andrew Friedman #Dodgers President just told me that Sergio Romo deal is “not done”. Of course that only means that it’s pending a physical
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) February 4, 2017
Originally Jon Morosi had reported that the Dodgers and Romo had agreed to a one-year deal, But Andrew Friedman himself commented that the deal was not yet finalized. However that could be the club waiting for his physical to pass.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 4, 2017
— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) February 4, 2017
Heyman then reported that the bidding is still happening, and that the mystery team has upped their offer. According to Heyman the Dodgers are still believed to be the club that will eventually land Romo, but the contract may take a few more days to be finished. Is the mystery team the reliever hungry Nationals? Is it the Giants?
The Dodgers are still trying to sort out their bullpen and collect some options for an eighth inning set-up man. Despite the club having solid internal options such as Grant Dayton, Adam Liberatore, and Josh Fields, the front office is still looking for additions from outside the organization. It appears that the Dodgers have probably moved on from Joe Blanton, who has yet to sign with a club. Left hander J.P. Howell signed with the Blue Jays after an impressive 3-year run with the Dodgers.
So is Sergio Romo a Dodger or not?