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J.C. Romero Signs Deal With Yankees

Jul 14, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

After his stint with the Nationals minor league system was cut short yesterday, former Phillies reliever J.C. Romero has agreed to a minor league deal with the New York Yankees.
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Picture it: Ryan Howard is coming to the plate with two on and two out late in a decisive World Series game against the New York Yankees this October in Philadelphia. Joe Girardi heads out to the mound and signals for a lefty from the second level of the bullpen at Citizens Bank Park. J.C. Romero walks down the steps and onto the field he’s played on countless times before. Romero throws a bunch of balls out of the zone, but it doesn’t matter, Ryan Howard swings at the junk in the dirt, and Romero points to the sky in celebration while wearing Yankees pinstripes.

It could happen. Buster Olney reports today that after his stint with the Nationals minor league system was cut short yesterday, former Phillies reliever J.C. Romero has agreed to a minor league deal with the New York Yankees.

>>J.C. Romero signs with Yankees [ESPN]