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Veteran reliever Romero may be joining Rox

Veteran reliever Romero may be joining Rox

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Veteran reliever Romero may be joining Rox
St. LOUIS -- Veteran left-handed pitcher J.C. Romero could return to the Majors with the Rockies as early as Monday.

After being released by the Phillies earlier in the season, Romero spent time in Triple-A with the Nationals' and Yankees' organizations. After obtaining his release from the Yankees, Romero joined the Rockies on Saturday, took a physical and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday. He could be activated by Monday.

Romero, 35, who is 33-28 with a 4.07 ERA in 652 games over 13 seasons, said former Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, now with the Brewers, told him the Rockies would be a good team for him.

"This is a great opportunity for me," Romero said. "This is a good team. I've been beaten by this team before, so I joined them. Looking at these guys from the other side, they always have an amazing September."

Romero was 0-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 24 games this season with the Phillies. He said a lack of regular work -- an unintended consequence of having arguably baseball's best rotation -- could have hurt him.

"I barely pitched, because over there they had a deep rotation," Romero said. "I'm the type of guy that needs repetition. I enjoyed my time there, but it was time for me to move on and accept new challenges."

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