Twins claim pitcher Romero from Washington

The Minnesota Twins added another pitcher to the roster on Monday.

The organization claimed right-handed pitcher Jhon Romero off waivers from the Washington Nationals.

Romero, 27, made his MLB debut on Sept. 24 and pitched in five games total last year, giving up two runs in four innings of work while striking out three. Between Double-A and Triple-A, Romero went 2-4 with a 2.62 ERA in 55 innings, with 11 walks, 69 strikeouts and a .237 opponent batting average.

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Before joining the Nationals organization, Romero was signed by the Chicago Cubs organization as a minor league free agent in 2015. Over his minor league career, he’s gone 7-9 with a 2.84 ERA in 177.1 innings with 51 walks and 204 strikeouts.

To make room for Romero on the 40-man roster, the Twins moved pitcher Randy Dobnak to the 60-day injured list due to a finger strain he reaggravated earlier in camp.