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Report: Sergio Romo signs one-year, $2.5 million contract with Marlins

Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 17: Sergio Romo #54 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 17, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Getty Images’s Jesse Sanchez reports that reliever Sergio Romo has signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Marlins, pending a physical. He can earn more money through performance incentives.

Romo, 35, spent last season with the Rays. He posted a 4.14 ERA with 25 saves and a 75/20 K/BB ratio in 67 1/3 innings. He was part of the club’s “opener” strategy, so he was credited with having started five games.

It’s not clear yet who has the official closer’s role in Miami, but it’ll be between Romo and Drew Steckenrider. Spring training will presumably be the determining factor for manager Don Mattingly.

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