Posted by Frank Klose
In a somewhat surprising move, J.C. Romero has been designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies to make room for Vance Worley on the Phillies' active roster.
It's been a very tumultuous time for Romero who has seen the following:
June 2007: Released by the Boston Red Sox and signed by the Phillies to a minor-league contract
August 2007: Becomes a premiere left-handed set-up releiver for the Phillies
October 2008: Wins two games for the Phillies in the World Series, on the way to a Phillies World Series Victory
Offseason 2009: Suspended by Major League Basebal for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance
July 2009: Fan accuses Romero of assault in Tampa following an interleague game with the Tampa Bay Rays
2010 Season: Romero battles injury
October 2010: Phillies inform Romero that he will not be re-signed
Offseason 2011: Phillies re-sign Romero
Spring training 2011: Romero's $110,000 Porche stolen from Florida near Spring Training site
June 2011: Romero designated for assignment
The emergence of Antonio Bastardo as a top-left handed option made Romero expendible. A sigh of relief for David Herndon.