Three-time World Series winner, reliever retires from baseball


A veteran MLB reliever is ready to file his retirement papers.

The San Francisco Giants announced in a press release on Saturday that they sign right-hander Sergio Romo to a minor league contract with a spring training invite, a symbolic decision, as Romo will officially retire as a member of the Giants in their final spring game on March 27 at Oracle Park.

It’s a fitting end to his career for Romo, who turned 40 early in March. The reliever pitched for the Giants in nine seasons (2009-16). This included an All-Star nod for his work during the 2013 campaign, as well as contributions to three separate World Series titles with the Giants (2010, 2012 and 2014).

Perhaps Romo’s most memorable moment in the bigs came in the 2012 World Series, when he saved the finale by whipping up Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, then reigning AL MVP.

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