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3/26/2013 6:54 P.M. ET

Blue Jays option Romero

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have optioned LHP RICKY ROMERO to Dunedin of the Florida State League (A).

ROMERO, 28, posted a 9-14 record with a 5.77 ERA in 32 starts for the Blue Jays last season. The left-hander has recorded 32 starts for three consecutive seasons and led the team in starts in each of those years. In five spring starts the native of Los Angeles, California went 1-1 with a 6.23 ERA, allowing 17 hits and 10 walks in 13 innings pitched.

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