Román with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows
|Brother Elephants – No. 78|
November 28, 1978 |
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
|2010, for the Brother Elephants (now Chinatrust Brothers)|
Román attended Indian Hills Community College and was drafted by the New York Mets in the 31st round (946th overall) of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft. He played in the Mets' minor league organization through 2006, reaching Triple-A. He pitched in the minor league systems of the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 and the Toronto Blue Jays in 2008. Román also pitched for the Pericos de Puebla of the Mexican League in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Román has appeared in the four editions of the World Baseball Classic (2006, 2009, 2013, 2017) for team Puerto Rico. In the current 2017 World Baseball Classic, he was the starting pitcher against Dominican Republic in the second round.
- Thornburg, Chad (February 8, 2017). "Young stars join Beltran, Yadi for Puerto Rico". MLB.com. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
- http://www.elnuevodia.com/deportes/beisbol/nota/losveteranosdetodoslosclasicos-2291061/ (Spanish)
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