Rule 5 pitcher Jordan Romano returning to Blue Jays

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jordan Romano of Markham, Ontario waits to go on the field. (Frank Gunn/CP)

The Texas Rangers have returned Canadian pitcher Jordan Romano to the Toronto Blue Jays.

After being selected by the Rangers during the Rule 5 draft in December 2018, Romano failed to make Texas’ big league roster ahead of the 2019 regular season and was subsequently offered back to Toronto.

The right-hander pitched to a 12-8 record and 4.11 ERA with the triple-A Buffalo Bisons and double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2018, striking out 128 batters over 142.1 innings of work.

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