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Topic - J.C. Romero
They came in with a fairly firm idea of who would occupy each of the 25 spots on their Opening Day roster, provided they stayed healthy. And over the course of seven weeks, a long spring even by long spring standards, they largely managed to do that.
For a roster that was all but set from the outset of camp, the decision on whether J.C. Romero or Henry Rodriguez will get the Nationals' final bullpen spot, it seems, will come down to the spring's final day.
Previewing the National League.
A team-by-team look at the National League entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
Carlos Beltran and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year contract pending results of a physical, a move that would fortify the team's lineup following the departure of Albert Pujols.
The Colorado Rockies recalled right-hander Greg Reynolds and left-hander J.C. Romero from Triple A Colorado Springs on Monday.
The Phillies have placed left-hander J.C. Romero on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right calf.
Capsules of National League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed left-handed relief specialist J.C. Romero to a one-year, $1.35 million contract.
Roy Oswalt struck out eight in seven sharp innings and led the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-0 win over the Washington Nationals on a rainy Sunday.
After signing with the Nationals on Friday, Romero said he doesn't know anything more than his travel plans for Thursday.