Red Sox reportedly interested in free agent Sergio Romo

Sep 7, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Target Field. (David Berding/USA TODAY Sports)

By Ty Anderson,

Chaim Bloom and the Boston Red Sox are using the 2019 Winter Meetings as a chance to search for an upgrade to their bullpen, as they're among the handful of teams with significant interest in Sergio Romo, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman.

The 36-year-old Romo split last year between the Marlins and Twins, posting a 2-1 record and 3.43 ERA in 65 appearances. Romo was utilized as a closer throughout his pre-deadline run with Miami, shutting the door on 17 of his 18 save opportunities, and was credited with 16 holds and held batters to a .198 batting average in his 27-game run with the Twins.

As noted by Heyman, Romo was the closer of the 2012 Giants team that won the World Series, and has been part of three championship-winning squads in his MLB career, all won during his nine-year run with San Francisco.

Bloom is certainly familiar with Romo, too, as the righty was part of the Tampa Bay bullpen in both 2017 and 2018, where he was utilized as both a closer and opener throughout his two-year run on Kevin Cash's pitching staff.

The Red Sox finished the last season with with the fourth-most blown saves in all of baseball, with 28.

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