Sergio Romo is known as an American professional baseball player. He is most famous for helping the San Francisco Giants win the 2012 World Series title.
Sergio Francisco Romo was born on March 4, 1983 in Brawley, California. Romo's father and grandfather both used to play baseball. His grandfather was a player for the Mexico City Diablos Rojos. In 2001, Romo graduated from Brawley Union High School after playing on the school baseball team. As Romo didn't receive any scholarship offers from top colleges, he was about to sign the papers to join the U.S. Navy with his father, but then decided to play baseball for a junior college.
Sergio Romo was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 28th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball draft. Romo began his career with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. His seven wins led the Northwest League, and he was ranked ninth for his 65 strikeouts. In 2006, Romo was assigned to the Augusta Green Jackets in the South Atlantic League. In 2007, he also made relief appearances for the California League. In the minors, Romo's pitches were ranked fourth best, and he was named the Class A Advanced Relief Pitcher. The California League Championship won by San Jose was the result of Romo's contributions.
On June 24, 2008, Romo's contract was purchased by the San Francisco Giants. On June 26, 2008, he made his major league debut. Romo began the 2009 season as a disabled player due to a sprain in his right elbow. He earned two wins against the Texas Rangers on June 19th and 20th. Romo's first major league save was completed on July 7th. His ERA rose from 2.31 to 6.59 in two innings between July 11th and 20th.
The start of the 2010 season was quite tough for Romo. In his first 14 games, he lost 3 with a 4.50 ERA. Romo became the first reliever in MLB history to throw more than nine consecutive innings in 2011. Romo's 2012 season started out well, as he did not allow any earned runs until May 17, 2012.
Romo signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants worth $9 million in February 2013. He began his season as the Giants' closer and was selected to his first All-Star game that year. He achieved a career-high five wins and eight losses in 2013. Romo started the 2014 season well, but struggled later in the year. The Giants announced their intention to use a closer rotation, so Romo was removed from his role as the sole closer. On December 22, 2014, Romo signed another contract with the Giants worth $15 million.
Romeo got married to Chelsea when she was in college. The vows of the marriage became stronger with the birth of their first baby boy, Rilen, in January. He was followed by his brother, Rex, in September 2011.
|Birth Date:||4 Mar, 1983|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Description:||American baseball pitcher|
|Net Worth 2021:||6 million|