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Blue Jays | Ricky Romero ditches new mechanics

Toronto Blue Jays SP Ricky Romero decided to get rid of the mechanical changes that he had made the last couple months after another rough minor league outing two weeks ago. "The biggest thing is confidence, you know?" Romero said. "It was never anything mechanical. What I told the organization was that I was going back to my old mechanics, plain and simple." He is currently sporting an ERA of 11.84 with 20 walks and 31 hits allowed in 19 innings with Triple-A Buffalo. C Josh Thole said Romero has a "little swagger" back and has accepted that he needs to be in the minors right now.

Romero said there is no timetable for him return to the big leagues, though, but he's fine with that. "My mind is at peace," Romero said. "I think that's been the biggest thing throughout all this: I've been trying to make everyone else happy before I made myself happy. It took the fun out of the game."

Fantasy Tip: Romero will probably never get back to his 2011 self when he won 15 games and had an ERA under 3.00. His career isn't over, though. If he regains some confidence by being himself and not worrying about mechanics, there could be a slight rebound. Keep your eyes on him in deep AL leagues if he's brought back up.

2013-06-07 13:56:57 | Source: National Post - John Lott

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