On March 26th, 2013 the Toronto Blue Jays announced the demotion of starting pitcher Ricky Romero to Class-A Dunedin. The announcement came after a bad 2012 season where Romero went 9-14 with a 5.77 E.R.A. in 32 starts. He was also having difficulty during spring training this year.
J. A. Happ will become the fifth starter out of spring training for the Blue Jays.
This decision is wise in my opinion. Romero is in need of re-discovering his ability to pitch – something he did very well over his first three big league season with the Blue Jays.
With Romero’s demotion, and Happ’s promotion, the starting rotation will be as follows:
- R.A. Dickey
- Mark Buerhle
- Josh Johnson
- Brandon Morrow
- J.A. Happ
If all goes as planned, Romero will re-join the Blue Jays once he has worked on his mechanics. No date has been set as of yet.
The Blue Jays issued a press release regarding the demotion for those interested.