Found December 15, 2011 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS, Mo. The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have signed left-handed relief pitcher J.C. Romero to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2012 season. The 35-year-old free-agent has 11-plus years of service in the majors with five Major League clubs. Romero is a proven lefty specialist, who has been a valuable bullpen piece for winning teams throughout his career said Cardinals Senior Vice President John Mozeliak. We felt that it was important to maintain versatility and depth within our bullpen and we feel that J.C will be a solid addition. During his big-league career, Romero has compiled a 34-28 won-loss mark with seven saves in 664 games and a 4.07 ERA. He leads Major League lefthanders in games pitched from 2002-2011 with 633, while his 517.0 innings pitched during that time span ranks 2nd among lefty relievers. His .208 opp. BA (177-for-852) against left-handed batters is the lowest among all Major League lefties (min. 800 ABs) since 2002, as are his 11 h...

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