Mandy Romero

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Mandy Romero
Catcher
Born: (1967-10-29) October 29, 1967 (age 49)
Miami, Florida
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 15, 1997, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
August 24, 2003, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Batting average .208
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 5
Teams

Armando "Mandy" Romero (born October 29, 1967 in Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball catcher.

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 19th round of the 1988 MLB amateur draft, Romero would make his Major League Baseball debut with the San Diego Padres on July 15, 1997, and appear in his final game during the 2003.

Romero is noted for his role as a replacement player during spring training prior to the 1995 Major League Baseball Strike. Replacement players took over for professional baseball players when the Major League Baseball Players Association went on strike. The strike was resolved at the end of spring training. Romero would return to Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres in 1997, however, was blacklisted and not permitted to join the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Pedro Martinez, Red Sox teammate of Romero, was quoted, "Mandy is a guy that likes to take life by the horns. He lives, he laughs, and most of all, he loves."

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