The Los Angeles Dodgers lost another pitcher to injury last Friday when Sergio Romo landed on the 10-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain. His stint is retroactive to Thursday, June 8.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts isn’t aware of how Romo sprained his ankle. However, Roberts described the injury as “not too serious.” He added the hope is Romo will return upon immediately becoming eligible to be reinstated.
Romo became the 22nd different player the Dodgers put on the disabled list this season. The club is seemingly poised to break their MLB record set last season of losing 28 players to the DL.
The 34-year-old has struggled to establish any sort of consistency or sustained success in his first season with the Dodgers. Romo is 1-1 with 6.41 ERA, 5.41 FIP, 1.37 WHIP in in 24 games, and has five home runs in 19.2 innings.
When discussing some of his troubles last month, Romo said he wasn’t able to pinpoint the root cause and felt as though the ball was coming out of his hand well.
He was signed to a one-year contract to help fill the void left by Joe Blanton and solidify the bridge to Kenley Jansen.
The stint on the disabled list is just the third of Romo’s 10-year career. He missed time in 2009 and 2011 due to an elbow injury, and was on the DL last season with a flexor strain.
Romo landing on the DL last week helped pave the way for Luis Avilan to return from left triceps soreness.