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The San Francisco Giants have signed longtime reliever Sergio Romo, who will retire as a member of the team at the end of spring training.
Romo signed a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. He will retire on March 27 during the Giants’ final spring training game against the Oakland Athletics.
“The relationship that Giants fans have with their players is unique — few exemplify that bond more than Sergio,” Giants director of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said in a statement Saturday. “After everything he accomplished as a Giant from 2008 to 2016, including his tremendous contributions on championship teams, it is exciting to have him back in a San Francisco uniform.”
Romo, 40, won three World Series championships with San Francisco while spending the first nine years of his major league career with the team. He made his only All-Star appearance in 2013 when he had a career-high 38 saves.
He holds the Giants franchise record for postseason appearances by a pitcher with 27. His 515 games with the team ranked fifth all-time, while his 84 saves ranked seventh.
After leaving the Giants as a free agent, Romo also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2017), Tampa Bay (2017-18), Miami (2019), Minnesota (2019-20), Oakland (2021), Seattle (2022). and Toronto (2022).
Romo has 137 career saves in 15 major league seasons, going 42-36 with a 3.21 ERA in 821 relief appearances and five starts.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.