Two Former Claws Added to Phillies 40-man Roster

JoJo Romeo, Mauricio Llovera added on Wednesday

By Lakewood BlueClaws | November 21, 2019 8:17 AM

LAKEWOOD, NJ - Two former BlueClaws were among three players added to the Phillies 40-man roster on Wednesday. Pitchers Mauricio Llovera and JoJo Romero were both added to the team's 40-man roster, it was announced by the Phillies. 

Llovera, a 23 year old from El Tigre, Venezuela, spent 2017 with the BlueClaws. That year, he made 30 appearances, going 2-4 with a 3.35 ERA. He added 94 strikeouts in 86 innings of work. He spent this year with Double-A Reading, going 3-4 with a 4.55 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 65.1 innings of work. 

Romero, 23, also pitched for the BlueClaws in 2017, going 5-1 with a 2.11 ERA. He struck out 79 hitters in 76.2 innings of work and was named to the 2017 South Atlantic League All-Star Game. After 13 starts with the BlueClaws, he was promoted to Clearwater to finish that season. He pitched for both Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2019. The California native was acquired in the 4th round of the 2016 draft. 

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