January 24, 1985 |
|September 8, 2009 for the Cleveland Indians|
(through 2010 season)
|Runs batted in||0|
Niuman José Romero (born January 24, 1985) is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielderwho plays for the Oakland Athletics organization. He made his major league debut on September 8, 2009 with the Cleveland Indians and also has played with the Boston Red Sox.
Romero was originally signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 2002. Three years later, he officially joined the Indians organization and played for the rookie-level Burlington Indians. Over the next four seasons, Romero played for the Lake County Captains, Kinston Indians, Akron Aeros, and Columbus Clippers. In late 2009, he made his major league debut and played in ten games.
On May 1, 2010, Romero was acquired by the Boston Red Sox for cash considerations. On July 2, 2010, he was called up to replace Ángel Sánchez, who was traded to the Houston Astros for Kevin Cash. He only appeared in two games for the Red Sox in 2010 before he was designated for assignment and returned to the minors. He became a free agent after the season. On March 1, 2011 Romero signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Romero was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies on May 25, 2011, for cash considerations. On July 16, 2011, Romero signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets and was assigned to the Double-A Binghamton Mets.
He spent 2012 with the Erie SeaWolves of the Detroit Tigers organization, then joined the Baltimore Orioles organization for the 2013 season. Romero signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies in January 2014, but was released shortly afterward. He signed with the Orioles in April 2014, and spent the season with the Bowie Baysox.
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