Romero with the Rimini Baseball
|T&A San Marino|
|Born: September 9, 1983|
|April 2, 2008, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Runs batted in||30|
Romero was born on September 9, 1983. After spending five years in the Twins organization, he was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Jan. 19, 2007. Romero began the 2008 season on the Diamondbacks' 25-man roster.
Romero made his major league debut on April 2, 2008, against the Cincinnati Reds, when he came in the game as a pinch hitter, making him the 217th Venezuelan-born player in Major League Baseball. He laid down a successful sacrifice bunt. On April 3, 2008, Romero recorded his first career RBI, when he hit a sacrifice fly as a pinch hitter. For the season, he batted .230 with a .250 on-base percentage.
In 2012, while playing for Tigres de Quintana Roo, was tested positive for doping and suspended for 50 games to serve in 2013. He played for Rimini Baseball of the Italian Baseball League in 2013, then he accepted to return to Rimini also for the 2014 season.
He signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants on February 22, 2016.
Romero signed with the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz of the Mexican Baseball League for the start of the 2016 season. He was traded to the Toros de Tijuana on June 13, 2016, and later dealt to the Olmecas de Tabasco on November 17, 2016. He was released on June 27, 2017. On June 30, 2017, Romero signed with the Piratas de Campeche. He was released on July 7, 2017.
Romero gained notoriety for his assault on opposing catcher Gabriel Lino with his bat after being struck by a pitch in a Venezuelan Winter League game on January 9, 2020. After the game, he was quoted as saying “it’s about time us batters defended ourselves.”
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