Ricky Romero impresses in class-A start

Pitcher Ricky Romero allowed one run in seven innings against class-A opposition on Saturday....

Pitcher Ricky Romero allowed one run in seven innings against class-A opposition on Saturday. ‚ÄúIt's a great step in the right direction,‚ÄĚ Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos said. (STEVE NESIUS/Reuters file photo)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:59 PM ET

NEW YORK - Ricky Romero took his new pitching mechanics for a test drive Saturday against class-A minor-league hitters in Florida and achieved some encouraging results.

Pitching for the Dunedin Blue Jays in the Florida State League against Brevard County, Romero needed just 79 pitches to get through seven strong innings. He allowed one run on six hits, struck out four and, most importantly, did not walk a batter. Sixteen of his 21 outs came via the groundball.

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was enthused by the outing but is planning to consult with minor-league pitching coach Dane Johnson before deciding where Romero will go from there.


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