On July 24, 2020, he won his first major league game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of the 2020 season.
With two outs in the fifth inning with the Blue Jays leading, he took over for starter Hyun-Jin Ryu and allowed no runs in an inning and a third.
He had a strong start to the season, finishing 2-1, 1.23, with two saves in 15 games and 21 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings.
However, a sprained finger interrupted his season, and he missed the last month of the regular season as well as the playoffs.
After putative closer Kirby Yates went down for the count with an elbow injury in spring training, he was once again depended on as a bullpen stalwart in 2021.
On April 1st, he duplicated his feat of winning on opening day, pitching a scoreless 9th inning with the score tied at 2 against the New York Yankees, before the Jays scored once in the top of the 10th and Julian Merryweather secured his first career save to seal the deal.
His one inning was a little tense, as he gave up a lead-off single to Gary Sanchez, then watched pinch-runner Mike Tauchman take second and third base before being thrown out at home by 3B Cavan Biggio on a fantastic game-saving play.
That season, he emerged as the Jays’ most dependable reliever, claiming the closer’s job and never looking back, going 7-1, 2.14 in 62 games with 23 saves.
How Much Does Jordan Romano Make?
Jordan Romano is paid an average of $710,400 each year. Romano will be paid a base salary of $710,400 in 2022.