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Outfielder Stefen Romero expected to join Dodgers

Romero, who signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers in February, last played in the majors in 2016.

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MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Seattle Mariners Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Stefen Romero is ready for another round.

Romero, an outfielder who last played in the majors six years ago with the Seattle Mariners, is expected to get the call from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace Hanser Alberto while Alberto is on paternity leave.

After three seasons with the Mariners, Romero has been playing in Japan since 2017. He signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers in February.

Romero was a non-roster invitee to spring training this year, batting 2 for 13 in six games. He’s currently hitting .270 in 24 games with Oklahoma City.

In addition to playing outfield, Romero also has experience as a designated hitter, though given the circumstances of his callup, he’s likely to stick to the outfield.

J.P. Hoornstra at the OC Register has more details.

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