The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated right-handed pitcher Sergio Romo from the 10-day disabled list prior to Monday night’s game against the New York Mets. As a corresponding move, the team optioned right-handed pitcher Josh Fields back down to the minor leagues for the first time in 2017.
Romo last appeared on June 4 and has been sidelined with a left ankle sprain since then. He has made 24 appearances in his first season as a member of the Dodgers, as he owns a 6.41 ERA, yielding five home runs in 19.2 innings. He signed with Los Angeles on a one-year deal worth $3 million back in February.
He has had at least one save in each of the last six seasons as a member of the San Francisco Giants, where he spent the first nine seasons of his major league career. In his tenure with San Francisco, he posted a 2.58 ERA with 84 saves, working out of the bullpen for three World Series Championships in 2010, 2012, and 2014. He made his lone All-Star appearance with the Giants in 2013.
Heading down to make room for Romo is Josh Fields, who has made 27 appearances for the Dodgers this season, posting a 3-0 record with a 3.00 ERA. He has struck out 32 batters in 27 innings of work and allowed six home runs on the year.
Fields arrived in Los Angeles last August at the Trade Deadline, coming over from the Houston Astros. He made 22 appearances down the stretch with the Dodgers, posting a 2.79 ERA, earning a spot in the Los Angeles bullpen to begin the year.