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Dodgers cut pitcher Sergio Romo

Dodgers cut pitcher Sergio Romo

Sergio Romo had been all but invisible in the Dodgers’ bullpen. On Thursday, the invisible turned into the inevitable, when the Dodgers removed Romo from their roster.

Romo, 34, posted a 6.12 ERA in 30 appearances. He had faced one batter this month.

The Dodgers signed Romo to a one-year, $3-million contract last winter, hoping he and his trademark slider would be an effective contrast to the team’s collection of hard-throwing relievers. In eight years with the San Francisco Giants — including three World Series championship seasons — he never posted an ERA above 3.97.

However, he is giving up walks, hits and home runs at the highest rate of his...

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