Blue Jays wish they had altered Ricky Romero's delivery earlier

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker (right) talks with pitcher Ricky Romero (centre) during this...

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker (right) talks with pitcher Ricky Romero (centre) during this season's spring training. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:05 PM ET

DUNEDIN, FLA. - There are always some regrets following a decision as big and as bold as what the Blue Jays made on Tuesday evening when they decided to option Ricky Romero to Class-A Dunedin.

Hindsight is always 20-20 and in pitching coach Pete Walker’s mind he wishes he had started to implement the changes to Romero’s delivery from the first day of camp instead of three weeks ago.

“I wished we had started earlier, there’s no doubt,” Walker said Wednesday morning. “But he was in a position with the knees and some things. It’s kind of like you want to see how he feels and if that had something to do with the way things went last year. But we saw the same inconsistencies after a few weeks that we were seeing last year so at that point it was definitely time to do it.

“Had I started it earlier, there’s a possibility he’d be ready to break.”

That’s small consolation to Romero who is expected to report to minor-league camp Thursday.


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