GLENDALE, Ariz. – Reliever Sergio Romo officially signed a $3 million, one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday after nine seasons with the archrival San Francisco Giants.
Romo’s deal includes $250,000 in performance bonuses, with $125,000 each for appearing in 50 and 60 games. He is likely to be the Dodgers’ setup man for closer Kenley Jansen.
The right-hander with a nasty slider has been the NL’s busiest reliever since his big-league debut in 2008, appearing in 515 games for the Giants.
He is 32-26 with a 2.58 ERA and 84 saves while winning three World Series titles in San Francisco. He recorded the final out of the 2012 World Series, striking out Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera.
He served several stretches as the Giants’ closer, but lost the job in 2014 before their third World Series run. San Francisco elected not to attempt to re-sign him in the offseason, instead inking free agent Mark Melancon to a $62 million, four-year deal in December.
Romo is a Southern California native whose family grew up rooting for the Dodgers, but he became one of the Giants’ most beloved players during his tenure. He should fit well into the Dodgers’ bullpen, which is missing unsigned setup man Joe Blanton.
Subscribe to the sports newsletter
Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.