|Seattle Mariners – No. 17|
October 17, 1988 |
|April 1, 2014, for the Seattle Mariners|
(through August 2, 2016)
|Runs batted in||16|
Romero attended Sunnyside High School in Tucson, Arizona. Playing for the school's baseball team, he earned an all-southern Arizona honorable mention from the Tucson Citizen following his senior season. He also played for the school's basketball team.
Romero enrolled at Pima Community College. After playing college baseball at Pima for two years, he transferred to Oregon State University, where he played for the Oregon State Beavers baseball team. He had a .326 batting average in 2010, and was named to the All-Pac-10 Conference First Team. The Seattle Mariners selected Romero in the 12th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.
In 2012, Romero was the Mariners Minor League Player of the Year after he hit .352/.391/.599 with 23 home runs and 101 runs batted in with the Jackson Generals of the Class AA Southern League. He was assigned to the Tacoma Rainiers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League, but started the season on the disabled list with an oblique injury.
Stefen's younger brother, Santiago, was a teammate of Stefen on their high school baseball team.
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