Sergio Francisco Romo (born March 4, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, and Oakland Athletics. A right-hander who has served as a closer during his career, his main pitch is his slider.
Born in Brawley, California, Romo grew up a Dodgers fan. He attended four colleges, getting drafted in the 28th round of the 2005 draft by the Giants. He reached the major leagues in 2008 and appeared in 45 games for the Giants in 2009.
In 2010, he became the setup man for Giants closer Brian Wilson as the Giants won the 2010 World Series. He posted a 1.50 earned run average (ERA) in 2011, then became the closer for the Giants in 2012, recording three saves during the 2012 World Series as the Giants won the title.
He was an All-Star in 2013, and though he lost the closer role the next year, he won his third World Series ring as the Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 World Series.
On February 14, 2021, Romo signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Oakland Athletics. Romo made 66 appearances throughout the 2021 season for Oakland. Romo went 1-1 with a 4.67 ERA and 60 strikeouts. Romo elected free agency following the season.
On March 24, 2022, Romo signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Seattle Mariners. He was designated for assignment on June 20. On June 29, 2022, Romo signed a one-year, $700K contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.