Jojo Romero begins rehab assignment, Ryan Sherriff promoted to Double A
Good news on the bullpen front for the Philadelphia Phillies. Fan favorite reliever Jojo Romero will begin a rehab assignment with the Phillies Florida Complex League team.
Although it will take some time before Romero makes his way back to the major league roster, adding another lefty to the bullpen is always intriguing, even more so when it’s a spark plug like Romero.
Jojo Romero has a long way to go before getting back to the Phillies
Still, Romero needs to pitch better before sniffing the 40-man. He hasn’t pitched since 2021 and during his short time with the Phillies, posted a 7.00 ERA in just nine innings of work. His velocity was way down compared to the high-90s we saw the year before. Maybe you can chalk that up to the injuries and the fact that he would have to undergo Tommy John surgery in March 2021?
Who knows, but it’s worth monitoring over the next few months.
Ryan Sherriff transferred from Low A to Double A
In other bullpen news, Ryan Sheriff, is undergoing a rehab assignment of his own, and was just transferred from Low-A to Double-A. Sherriff was an offseason waiver claim for the Phillies, but has yet to pitch in a major league game.
Ryan Sheriff never really found his role with Tampa Bay last season. He was a member of their bullpen on Opening Day but spent time away from the team to focus on his mental health. He pitched a few times throughout the year, putting together an unimpressive 0-1 record with a 5.52 ERA in just 14.2 innings pitched.
Sheriff was drafted in 2011 in the 28th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. Over his professional career, he hasn’t pitched much. In 2017, he was 2-1 with a 3.14 ERA in 13 games with the Cardinals. The following year, he only pitched 5.2 innings over five games. In 202, he appeared in 10 games for Tampa Bay, throwing 9.2 innings with a 1-0 record and a 0.00 ERA.