A New Opportunity in Washington
by Antonio Puesán
The Tampa Bay Rays made a surprise move when they sent left-handed pitcher, Dominican Enny Romero to the Washington Nationals, for 21 year old prospect Jeffrey Rosa a pitcher whose last experience was in the Gulf Coast League (GCL) in the rookie circuit last season.
Romero, 26, played full-time with the Rays as a relief pitcher last season pitching in 52 games being his longest amount in his major league career.
“I had everything planned to travel (tomorrow) to report to spring training in Port Charlotte, FL, but I received the call from the team where I was informed of the change to Washington” said Romero, who has a powerful fastball that travels between 94 to 96 MHP and a great change up that opposing hitters can’t hit.
“I received the call from the organization (Nationals) and they indicated that they had time looking for a change with me and I received the praise from the management and my manager” said Enny who played in Dominican baseball with Leones Del Escogido where he had an outstanding performance in the semifinal round.
“Here I will have the chance to fulfill my dream of going to a postseason, every player dreams of that moment,” said the Dominican left-hander from the Katanga neighborhood in Los Mina, Dominican Republic.
Enny and his new teammates will be appearing at the new spring training facilities at West Palm Beach in the state of Florida called The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches facility that they will share with the Houston Astros.
About the author — Antonio José Silva Puesán is known professionally as Antonio Puesán, a Dominican raised baseball analyst, writer, TV & Radio personality based in Miami, Florida. He is a specialized baseball analyst for “El Locker Room 1050” on Rafael Bello, a Radio Sports Talk show for ESPN Deportes Radio 1050 AM New York. Puesán is also known as a digital creative strategist in the digital marketing business specially with sports brands and events in social media.
Early on he was a Creative and Art Director experienced in creating graphic lines and brand communication, a teamwork builder and developing skills necessary to lead a creative team with strength and inspiration, while encouraged with the passion for developing brands and concepts defined. He is a professional with fresh ideas and goals for improvement in constant renovation.
He is also a former Kansas City Royals Minor League Pitcher playing from 1993 to 1995.
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