Ricky Romero RP TOR 9 Months

Ricky Romero underwent knee surgery this week.

Romero, who's been bothered by knee issues since 2012, will be reevaluated after six weeks of prescribed rest. It's possible that he won't be able to throw another pitch this season. The right-hander had registered a 5.50 ERA over 37 2/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo.

Ricky Romero RP TOR 12 Months

Blue Jays reassigned LHP Ricky Romero to minor league camp.

Romero's fate was sealed when he was pummeled on Tuesday by the Tigers, walking five and allowing three runs in 2 2/3 innings. He didn't strike out a batter, plunked one and threw a pair of wild pitches. The former ace of the Jays' staff posted a hide-the-women-and-children 5.97 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 188 1/3 innings the last two seasons.

Ricky Romero RP TOR 12 Months

Ricky Romero had a setback Tuesday versus the Tigers, walking five and allowing three runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Romero's comeback bid hit a high note six days ago, when he pitched four strong innings against the Rays. Today,. he couldn't manage a single strikeout and he had a hit batter and two wild pitches to go along with all of the walks. He's now seemingly certain to open the season back in the minors.

Ricky Romero RP TOR 12 Months

Ricky Romero pitched four innings and allowed just one run in relief Wednesday against the Rays.

Romero was sitting in the low-90s in the game, too, so it looks like he's turning into a legitimate candidate to make the Blue Jays. At this point, he's probably worth a flier as a reserve pick in AL-only leagues. Even if he doesn't make the team initially, it's still pretty great that he's come this far.

Ricky Romero RP TOR 12 Months

Ricky Romero pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three, against the Rays on Friday.

That's pretty encouraging. Romero hasn't gotten any traction as a rotation candidate even with J.A. Happ putting his spot up for grabs, but maybe it shouldn't be completely ruled out just yet. He allowed one hit and walked one today.

Ricky Romero RP TOR Dec 10 '79

Despite walking two, Ricky Romero managed to pitch a scoreless inning against the Orioles on Saturday.

The Blue Jays have no expectations for Romero this spring, but if he happens to show his old form, they'll certainly make room for him in their rotation. Most likely, though, the Romero of old isn't coming back.

Ricky Romero RP TOR Nov 14 '792 Comments

Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com believes that Ricky Romero is a long shot to make the Blue Jays out of spring training.

The former ace of the Jays staff, the 29-year-old southpaw has posted a horrifying 5.97 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 188 1/3 innings the last two seasons. It looks as if he'll begin the season back at Triple-A Buffalo where he'll have to show a return to form before he rejoins Toronto's rotation. He can safely be ignored for fantasy purposes.

Ricky Romero RP TOR Jul 15 '79

Blue Jays sent LHP Ricky Romero outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

He's now again been removed from the 40-man roster. Romero posted an 11.05 ERA and 2.59 WHIP across 7 1/3 innings for the Jays this season. He'll get a spring training invite but is a longshot to make the Opening Day roster.

Ricky Romero RP TOR Jun 16 '79

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday morning that Ricky Romero will likely be removed from the 40-man roster again this offseason.

Romero was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, but he hasn't been used yet and will probably only see mop-up appearances down the stretch. "Very good chance he comes off of the roster in the offseason," Anthopoulos told 590 The Fan in Toronto. "I told him that ahead of time, just for the 40-man spot. He'll come in next spring, he'll come in and compete and hopefully he'll start fresh and he can get it turned around."

Ricky Romero RP TOR Jun 15 '79

Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Ricky Romero from Triple-A Buffalo.

Romero has been terrible in his time in the majors this season and hasn't been much better at Triple-A, holding a 5.78 ERA over 22 starts. He'll be used in long relief for now, but it's possible the Jays will give him a start or two this month.