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With pitchers and catchers set to report for spring training in a few weeks, free agent Sergio Romo is still looking for a team.

And a reunion with the Giants doesn't appear to be an option for the 33-year-old reliever.

"I'd love to go back to San Francisco, but at this point, it doesn't seem to be in the cards. It seems more of a possibility that I will go elsewhere," Romo said Tuesday on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio.

Romo, who made $9 million in 2016 with the Giants, said his decision on where to sign won't be about the money.

"I'm looking for that right situation. I'm thankful that teams are still calling. But right now, it's not really money. It's not. It's more so finding exactly the place I need to go, the place I know I'll be able to have the privilege of saying, like I did in San Francisco, that I went to work happy every day," Romo said.

Romo didn't rule out not being on a roster when spring training starts in the next few weeks.

"It's not out of the cards that spring training starts and I still don't have a team," Romo said.

Asked about possible interest from the Nationals and Mets, Romo confirmed to host Casey Stern that they are on the list of teams showing interest in him.

"I'm thankful to say that they are showing interest. They are part of the part of the list showing interest. I'm thankful that they are still calling, knowing that there is that interest. Again, it's not necessarily money. From my standpoint, it's not really money. It's finding the group of guys I can enjoy going to work and going to battle with every day. Teams that are highly motivated and teams literally feel the same confidence that they can win amongst themselves. I want to try to contribute and be a compliment to their efforts that they already have going on," Romo said.

 

A West Coast guy, Romo was asked if he'd be comfortable going to the East Coast.

"Yes, I would definitely go East Coast. I'm not afriad of that. I know it'll be a little bit of a change for me being born on the West Coast, lived my whole life on the West Coast, played my whole career on the West Coast. At the end of the day, I still want to play this game. I still feel like I can contribute," Romo stated.

In 40 appearances for the Giants in 2016, Romo posted a 2.64 ERA in 30.2 innings.