Sergio Romo Traded from Dodgers to Rays for PTBNL or Cash

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26:  Sergio Romo #54 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch in the 9th inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium on June 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Saturday that they traded reliever Sergio Romo and cash considerations to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. 

Romo, 34, was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Thursday. 

Romo signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Dodgers prior to the 2017 season, but he struggled during his stint in Hollywood. 

In 25 innings over 30 appearances, Romo posted a career-worst 6.12 ERA and 1.40 WHIP along with 31 strikeouts and 12 walks. 

The Rays—who are in the thick of the wild-card racewill hope a change of scenery helps Romo revert to vintage form. 

Entering Saturday night's 4-3 loss to the Texas Rangers, the Rays ranked 11th in the American League with a bullpen ERA of 4.37. 

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