The Rockies have signed 35-year old lefty reliever J.C. Romero and he will be in the bullpen tonight. Romero pitched in 24 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Phillies and he was 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. He has now pitched in 652 games (22 starts) in his first 13 years in the majors and he is 33-28 with 7 saves, a 4.07 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. Romero will give the Rockies another decent lefty in the pen. To make room for Romero, the Rockies designated 28-year old righty Edgar Gonzalez for assignment. Gonzalez pitched in 1 game (0 starts) for the Rockies this year and he was 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP. The Rockies won’t miss Gonzalez going forward.
UPDATE: (8/20/2011) – Edgar Gonzalez has cleared waivers and he has accepted an outright assignment to AAA.