Sergio Romo is a popular name in the Major League Baseball (MLB). He has had an incredible career, one that many would hope for. His success has propelled him to become one of the professional Major League Baseball players. Read more as we discuss key highlights of his personal and professional life.
Sergio Romo’s Bio
Born on the 4th day of March 1983, in Brawley, California, Sergio Romo is a pitcher (baseball) who was born Sergio Francisco Romo and plays for Tampa Bay Rays of the Major League Baseball. He has a wife and two children and his parents are Mexicans. Both his grandfather and father played baseball and according to records, his grandfather was a member of the Mexico City Diablos Rojo. Sergio Romo’s father was the one who coached him on how to throw. He built a pitching mound in the backyard and that was where he would teach Romo how to throw and play baseball.
Romo graduated from Brawley Union High School in 2001. He had no scholarship offers and this made him consider following in his father’s footsteps and enlisting for the U.S Navy. He almost signed the enlistment paper but on a second thought, he changed his mind and opted to play baseball at the Orange Coast College before transferring to Arizona Western College. He was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year in his senior year with Mesa State.
Sergio Romo is a free agent who bats and throws right-handed. He made 41 appearances for the San Jose Giants of the single-A advanced California league in 2007. His professional career started in the North West League with the Salem- Keizer Volcanoes. The following year, he was assigned to the Augusta Green Jackets of the Single-A South Atlantic League.
His contract was purchased by the San Francisco Giants on June 24, 2008. Romo made his Major League Debut with the Giants in 2008 in a 4-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians. In 2009, he was named “All-time Top Pitcher” by the RMAC. He won the World Series titles with the San Francisco Giants in 2010, 2012 and 2014. In Dec 2014, he agreed to a two-year contract worth $15 million with the Giants. On February 15, 2017, Romo joined the Los Angeles Dodgers, signing a one-year contract worth $3 million and on July 22, that same year, the Dodgers traded him to Tampa Bay Rays. His contract with the Rays was renewed on February 13, 2018, for one year and the contract was worth $2.5 million.
Sergio Romo has been nominated for several awards (some of which he eventually won) in recognition of his professional accomplishments. In 2003, Romo was selected as an MLB All-Star and was named to the All-region second team of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference in 2002 and 2013. He was also named the University of North Alabama’s All-Time Top Pitcher after an exceptional college career. He is a player who has the ability to analyze his games and correct his mistakes – a quality that should be possessed by anyone who wants to succeed in what he/she does.
Sergio Romo’s Wife, Family
Sergio Romo got married to his wife, Chelsea Codlin when she was still in college. Chelsea was born on November 15, 1982, in Arizona to Ronald and Sharyn Codlin. The couple spent the early part of their marriage apart from each other because Romo was always away on tours. He toured the south on his low ball tour of duty. Chelsea acknowledged in an interview that it was very difficult for her at that time of her marriage. The distance was a big strain in their relationship as husband and wife.
She has been supportive of her husband even before he became a superstar. It looks like Chelsea is not really a fan of the social media because you hardly find details of her life there. Seems like she is satisfied leaving the spotlight for her husband. They have two sons named Rilen Serge Romo who was born in 2006 and the second Rex Ryder Romo who was born in September 2011.
Quick Facts – Net Worth, Height, Weight
Name: Sergio Francisco Romo
Known as: Sergio Romo
Profession: Professional baseball player
Birth Date: March 4, 1983
Birth Place: Brawley, California
Spouse: Chelsea Codlin
Children: 2 (Rilen Serge Romo and Rex Ryder Romo )
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 84 kg (185 lbs)
Salary: $3 million (2017)
Net Worth: $12.5 million