May 3, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero (24) throws against the Seattle Mariners at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays' Ricky Romero may be removed from 40-man roster this offseason

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said this morning that left handed starting pitcher Ricky Romero will more than likely be removed from the 40-man roster again this off-season.

Romero was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, but he has yet to be used and will probably only be used in mop-up situations.

“He’s going to get a clean slate again next spring. Very good chance he comes off of the roster in the off-season. I told him that ahead of time, just for the 40-man spot. He’ll come in next spring, he’ll come in and compete and hopefully he’ll start fresh and he can get it turned around.” Blue Jays’ general manager Alex Anthopoulos told Sportsnet.ca 

Now that Ricky was called back up to the majors, he’s happy to be surrounded by his teammates once again and is focused on working.

“It’s been a bit of a long year, but I’m glad I’m here and glad I’m surrounded by these guys. I’m just going to come back here and work.” He said an in interview with TheStar.com

It seems as if Romero is keeping a positive mind about the situation. Which is a good thing, but how will it all unfold once the Winter Meetings roll around?

What do you think Blue Jays fans? Trade Ricky Romero or keep him in the farm system for later use?

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