The Minnesota Twins continued to retain their free agents as they opted to bring back reliever Sergio Romo on a one-year contract.
The Minnesota Twins have been underwhelming in free agency and after losing out on Madison Bumgarner over the weekend, fans are beginning to get restless over the team’s strategy this offseason.
While it wasn’t an earth-shattering move, we do have a move that shows the Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey and General Manager Thad Levine are indeed alive as they agreed to bring back Sergio Romo on Monday evening.
Romo was a solid addition to the Twins last summer as they were in the middle of a bullpen crisis during the month of July. While Romo couldn’t completely stop the bleeding after coming over in a trade with the Miami Marlins, he was a stabilizing force posting a 3.18 ERA in 27 games (22 2/3 IP) with the Twins last year.
The return of Romo follows a theme this offseason as the Twins have made an effort to keep their own players that have hit free agency. Earlier this winter, the Twins kept Jake Odorizzi on a one-year qualifying offer and Michael Pineda on a two-year, $20 million deal.
While Romo won’t fill one of the massive holes in the Twins rotation, he should continue to be a quality arm in the Twins’ bullpen despite turning 37 in March. While Minnesota still has a lot of work to do, keeping the right-handed around is a step in the right direction.