Slight change: Romo’s return expected Friday
SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Sergio Romo was expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. But the Giants have announced a slight change in plans.
Romo now will pitch a simulated game Wednesday afternoon at AT&T Park. Assuming he feels fine physically afterward, he’ll return to the active roster Friday, since Thursday’s a scheduled off-day.
Tuesday, Romo rejoined to the team, having completed his injury rehabilitation assignment. Giants relievers have excelled lately, and the last thing Romo wants to do is upset the bullpen’s equilibrium.
He said he wouldn’t have come near the clubhouse “if I felt I’d hurt their chances of winning. I honestly feel that I can come in and be effective. … I don’t want to hurt the karma, the way things mesh. I just want to come in and pick up where I left off last year.”
Last year, of course, Romo thrived as a rookie, finishing 3-1 with a 2.12 ERA in 29 appearances. He struck out 33 and walked eight in 34 innings.
– Chris Haft