Romero set to go

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:07 PM ET

DUNEDIN, Fla. Ricky Romero is ready to roll.

The Jays left-hander, who has been selected to start in the season opener April 1, will be back on the mound Tuesday against the Phillies after missing his previous start due to inflammation of the middle finger of his left hand.

The finger is good, all the stuff that happened was precautionary and looking back on it, it was worth it, not making that start, Romero said. Theres a little inflammation in there but I should be ready to go on Tuesday.

Romero hasnt stopped throwing completely since his last start March 12 against Pittsburgh.

We shut it down for two days, then I played catch and two days ago I threw a mini-sim game, he said. It should be good for Tuesday.

Romero will receive two more starts before the season opener which he figures is plenty to get him on to of his game.

Two more starts should put me right on track for that start in Toronto, he said. The arm feels great and there should be no more setbacks now.


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