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Enny Romero reportedly signs minor league contract with Dodgers

LHP will get invitation to big league camp, per report

MLB: JUN 07 Nationals at Dodgers Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Dodgers have reportedly signed left-handed pitcher Enny Romero to a minor league deal that includes a non-roster invitation to major league training camp, per Héctor Gómez of Z101 Sports.

The Dodgers have not yet announced the signing.

Romero didn’t pitch in the majors or minors in 2020, and spent 2019 with the Chunichi Dragons in the Japanese Central League, posting a 4.26 ERA with 105 strikeouts and 55 walks in 116⅓ innings.

The left-hander did in the majors for parts of five seasons from 2013-18, posting a 5.12 ERA and 4.30 FIP in 137 games, all but one of which was in relief. He has 156 strikeouts and 74 walks in 146 major league innings for the Rays, Nationals, Pirates, and Royals.

Romero, who turns 30 next weekend, has reverse splits in his career, allowing right-handers to hit .253/.335/.408 with a 24.9-percent strikeout rate, compared to .316/.394/.476 and 20.6 percent by left-handers against him.

So far this offseason, the Dodgers have also signed pitchers Brandon Morrow, Jimmy Nelson, Brock Stewart, and left-hander Jamez Pazos to minor league contracts.