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MLB free agency: Giants re-sign Sergio Romo to two-year deal

The 31-year-old reliever will stay in San Francisco despite losing his closing role in 2014.

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After winning this third World Series title with the San Francisco Giants, Sergio Romo will stay put for two more years. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported the signing, which the New York Post's Joel Sherman later confirmed.

The 31-year-old posted a 3.72 ERA and 3.94 FIP last season, leading him to relinquish the ninth-inning role he earned in 2012. Even during an off year, however, Romo recorded a 0.95 WHIP alongside 9.16 strikeouts and 1.86 walks per nine innings.

Perhaps most importantly to maintaining his relationship with the Giants, the veteran once again served a prominent playoff role. Heading into October with a 1.80 ERA after the All-Star break, he allowed six baserunners and one run through seven postseason frames. He now boasts a 2.11 ERA through three title stints. Over the past four years, his sterling 6.41 K/BB ratio ranks fourth among qualified relievers behind Koji Uehara, Sean Doolittle, and Mariano Rivera.

Such a track record could help Romo regain his gig as San Francisco's closer. Either way, the righty will stay on the same squad where he got his start in 2008.