Sergio Romo might be headed back to the Bay Area -- just to the opposite side.
The former Giants relief pitcher is a free agent, and according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the A's reportedly are interested in acquiring his services.
The #Athletics are among the teams showing interest in free-agent reliever Sergio Romo, source says. Multiple clubs are involved, and @JonHeyman has reported that Romo’s decision could come before the end of the Winter Meetings. @MLBNetwork @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 7, 2019
Romo, 36, is a 12-year veteran who spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Giants, playing a major role in helping San Francisco win three World Series titles in a span of five years. Over 60 1/3 combined innings with the Marlins and Twins last season, he posted a 3.43 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with 60 strikeouts and 20 saves.
Liam Hendricks has Oakland's closer spot locked down, but with Blake Treinen being non-tendered, there could be one or more openings in the A's bullpen. Given that Romo has filled just about every possible role within a major league bullpen over the course of his career, he could be an ideal fit if the price is right.