Romo, Giants Headed to Arbitration

June 12, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54) pitches the ball against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at AT

The San Francisco Giants and closer Sergio Romo are headed to arbitration after failing to reach an agreement before the deadline on Friday.

CBS Sports reports that Romo filed for $4.5 million, while the Giants filed for $2.675 million. The arbitrators will pick a number at a hearing between Feb. 4 and Feb. 20, but it is possible for the two sides to meet in the middle and still avoid arbitration entirely.

Romo, the Giants’ closer, was 4-2 with a 1.79 ERA in the regular season with 14 saves.

He was caught in the midst of some legal trouble this off-sesaon, when he was detained at the Las Vegas Airport for being drunk and acting “aggressive” towards a police officer.

Besides Romo, the Giants have yet to reach an agreement with Joaquin Arias, their other arbitration-eligible player.

The Giants signed one-year deals with Hunter Pence, Gregor Blanco, and Buster Posey earlier on Friday.

Topics: San Francisco Giants, Sergio Romo

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