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When J.A. Happ beat out former All-Star Ricky Romero for the final spot in the Toronto rotation, there was a bit of confusion as to where Romero was going to be sent.
Was he heading to Triple-A or Double-A? The answer turned out to be neither as he was assigned to Class A Dunedin in Florida. The reason given was that the organization wanted him to pitch in a better climate which would allow him to get more pitching time in than he would if he were sent to AAA Buffalo or AA New Hampshire.
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was in Buffalo for the Bisons season-opening game against the Rochester Red Wings and provided an update on Romero’s status within the organization. More specifically, whether we could see him pitching in Buffalo sometime this year.
“He might,” Anthopoulos said. “You know, we haven’t really set a date yet. He’s thrown a lot of bullpen, and is working with our coordinator down there.
“It might be a week or two before he ends up getting in a game, but then at that point he could just get in a game and just jump right back up to Toronto, (or) he could come up here. We haven’t gotten that far, but we definitely wouldn’t rule it out, especially because it’s so close.”
Full audio of Anthopoulos’ meeting with the media Thursday afternoon can be heard below.
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