Indians Sign J.C. Romero

May 12, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher J.C. Romero (16) reacts after giving up a home run to Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Bourn (not pictured) at Busch Stadium. The Braves defeated the Cardinals 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

8:13 PM EST: It appears my speculation was correct: Romero can opt-out of his contract on August 15 if he isn't called up to the majors by then, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Original Story: Last we heard on the J.C. Romero front was the southpaw opting out of his minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles. It didn't take long for the reliever to find work, though. Just 11 days after, the Cleveland Indians have signed the veteran reliever to a minor league deal, reports Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He will be to Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate in Columbus.

Much like his deal with the Orioles, I would expect Romero to have an opt-out clause in his deal he could exercise if he isn't called up in a few weeks or so. Romero will be joining his third team this year.

Romero posted a 2.51 ERA, 8.2 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 over 17 appearances with the Orioles Triple-A affiliate.

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Will J.C. Romero make an impact on Cleveland's playoffs hopes?

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