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Twins to sign Sergio Romo to one-year, $5 million deal

Sergio Romo

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Sergio Romo #54 of the Minnesota Twins pitches during the first game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians on September 14, 2019 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)

Getty Images’s Jesse Sanchez reports that the Twins and free agent reliever Sergio Romo are nearing agreement on a one-year contract that includes a second-year option. The deal, worth $5 million according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, is pending a physical.

Romo, 36, joined the Twins from the Marlins a few days ahead of the July 31 trade deadline this past season. Between both teams, he posted a 3.43 ERA with 20 saves and 60 strikeouts over 60 1/3 innings.

Taylor Rogers will reprise his role as the team’s closer, so Romo is likely ticketed for the set-up job in Minnesota once again.

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