October 27 Philadelphia Daily News:
“In an expected move, the Phillies have declined their $4.5 million option on J.C. Romero’s contract, making the veteran lefthander a free agent.
Romero, who will be paid a $250,000 buyout, logged only 53 1/3 innings over the last two seasons after posting a 2.75 ERA in 59 innings in 2008.
“No clue,” the 34-year-old said Saturday night when asked of his chances of returning. “I’m blank right now. Don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Romero said he thinks he has many years remaining in baseball.
“I just turned 34,” he said. “I just got a brand-new arm,” referring to surgery to repair a flexor tendon that he underwent last offseason.”
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