Minnesota Twins: Which players are free agents this offseason?
By Chris Schad
2019 stats (with Twins): 0-1, 3.18 ERA, 10.7 K/9, 1.6 BB/9, 0.92 WHIP in 22.2 IP (27 G)
For much of 2019, the Twins bullpen was a disaster to the point of designating four different relievers for assignment in the same week. Although the Twins swung and missed with the Sam Dyson trade, Minnesota did get one deal right at the trade deadline by acquiring Sergio Romo from the Miami Marlins.
Romo led a turnaround for the Twins bullpen thanks to his veteran presence in the clubhouse and was also able to pitch well on the mound. By adding him to the fold, the Twins didn’t need to trot Taylor Rogers out for multiple innings to close a game and with several other relievers stepping up, the Minnesota bullpen was much improved down the final stretch.
Although Romo had issues with his balky knee locking up throughout the final weeks of the season, he would be a great piece to bring back to help the bullpen in 2020. The only question for the 36-year old, who seemed to enjoy his time in Minnesota, is whether he wants to find a situation he can close. If that’s not more important to him, there’s a good chance he could be back in a Twins uniform next spring.