Lefty Reliever JC Romero Joins Cardinals

4 years 10 months 1 week ago December 15, 2011 Dec 15, 2011 Thursday, December 15 2011 Thursday, December 15, 2011 3:33:00 PM CST in Baseball
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Left-handed reliever J.C. Romero has agreed to a one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 35-year-old last season between Philadelphia and Colorado, going 1-0 with a 4.01 ERA in 24 2-3 innings over 36 games. Romero ended the 2011 season with Colorado after beginning the year with Philadelphia. He was released by the Phillies in June, by the Nationals in July and by the Yankees in August, spending time in the Washington and New York minor league systems.

Romero has a 34-28 career record with a 4.07 ERA, winning the World Series with Philadelphia in 2008. He leads lefties in games pitched from 2002-11 with 633.

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