Joseph Abel Romero (born September 9, 1996), is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Romero was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round (107th pick overall) of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft. After signing, Romero made his professional debut with the Williamsport Crosscutters. He spent the whole season there, going 2–2 with a 2.56 ERA in ten games.
In 2018, with the Reading Fightin Phils, Romero was 7–6 with a 3.80 ERA, with 100 strikeouts in 106.2 innings. He was selected to play in the Arizona Fall League for the Scottsdale Scorpions following the 2019 season. On November 20, 2019, Romero was added to the Phils’ 40–man roster.
On August 21, 2020, with the Phillies playing a road game in Atlanta, Romero made his big league debut. He pitched the eighth inning, with the Braves ahead 11–2. Romero struck out all three batters that he faced. Romero finished his rookie season with a 7.59 ERA in 12 appearances.
On May 19, 2021, it was announced that Romero would undergo Tommy John surgery, ending his 2021 season. In 11 games, Romero recorded a 7.00 ERA with 8 strikeouts.
It is assumed that JoJo Romero is currently not married, because he is one who likes to keep his personal life as private as he possibly can.