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Giants activated Sergio Romo from the disabled list

Colorado Rockies v San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 4: Pitcher Sergio Romo #54 of the San Francisco Giants throws in relief against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning at AT&T Park on October 4, 2015 in San Francisco, California, during the final day of the regular season. The Rockies won 7-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

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The Giants announced on Monday afternoon that the club activated reliever Sergio Romo from the disabled list, optioned pitcher Albert Suarez to Triple-A Sacramento, and designated pitcher Michael Broadway for assignment.

Romo, 33, has been out since mid-April due to a flexor strain in his right elbow. He was rehabbing in late May but experienced fatigue and was shut down, prolonging his absence. Prior to the injury, he had allowed a run on one hit and one walk with one strikeout in 3 1/3 innings.

Though Romo has lost his role as the Giants’ closer over the last two seasons, he has still proven to be a reliable reliever. His return should be a nice boost for the bullpen.

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