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Seth Romero sent home for violating club policy

Sam Robinson



Mar 13, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; A view of a Washington Nationals hat and sunglasses in the dugout during a spring training game between the Washington Nationals and the Detroit Tigers at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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The Washington Nationals have decided to send a message to their most recent first-round draft choice. The Nationals have sent left-handed pitcher Seth Romero away from spring training on Monday due to a violation of club policies, the team has announced.

Sources tell our Jon Heyman that he was sent home due to a curfew-related issue.

The details surrounding his curfew violation remain unknown, except that he was out late with a girlfriend. Nats people declined to go into detail about the issue, with most saying only “violation of team policy.”

Romero’s new issue would seem to be recoverable with the Nats if he can demonstrate it’ll be a one-time deal and a greater seriousness interest in obeying team rules. He lasted until later in the first round due to issues he had in college, and was eventually dismissed from the University of Houston team, despite immense talent.

“He has a lot of talent if he wants to be good,” one Nats person said.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo first reported Romero had been sent home, though no reason had become public until now.

Beginning a sports-writing foray in his fourth state, Sam is a Kansas City product living in Cleveland. He’s worked as a full-time reporter and editor at daily newspapers, covering everything from Kansas City Chiefs training camp to national championship games to high school girls’ water polo. This occupation gave him the opportunity to win several awards and enabled treks to majestic locales like Mankato, Minn., Bakersfield, Calif., and Florence, Ala. In addition to the NFL, which Sam writes about for FanRag Sports and ProFootballRumors.com, he’s a fan of boxing, track and field and Nicolas Cage movies. He also covers high school sports for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. And he’s just as shocked as you are that the Royals have a bandwagon. You can find him on Twitter @SRobinson25.