Blue Jays pitching prospect Romano promoted to triple-A

Toronto Blue pitcher Jordan Romano of Markham, Ont. (Frank Gunn/CP)

Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Jordan Romano lit up double-A to the tune of an 8-0 record and 2.04 ERA. Now the Markham, Ont., native will have the chance to prove himself at the next level — for one game at least.

Romano was promoted to the triple-A Buffalo Bisons Sunday after a dominant 53 innings with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. His performance on the mound is a big reason why the Fisher Cats sit atop the Eastern League standings.

The right-hander will start the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Rochester Red Wings but could be returned to New Hampshire after his start.

The 25-year-old has held double-A opponents to a .148 batting average and he has hasn’t allowed more than five hits in any start this season. He posted 51 strikeouts against 20 walks in his nine appearances with New Hampshire.

Romano has been a consistent performer over his minor-league career, pitching to a 2.68 ERA across four levels. He was a 10th round draft pick of the Blue Jays in 2014.

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