Jordan R. Romano...Went to high school at Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy in Markham, Ontario...Attended Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma, in 2013 and went 4-3 with a 4.74 ERA (46BB/53K)...Pitched at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2014 and held a 3-4 record and a 2.66 ERA (17BB/49K)...Played for Team Italy in the 2017 World Baseball Classic... Appeared in two games and earned the win against Mexico with a scoreless 9th inning (0H, 0BB, 2K) as his teammates plated five runs in the bottom of the frame for a 10-9 victory
Taken in the Rule 5 Draft by the White Sox on Dec. 13, 2018 (3rd overall pick) and was traded to the Rangers for cash... Was returned to Toronto on March 23, 2019...Made his MLB debut on June 12 at BAL...Became the 28th Canadian-born player to play for Toronto (11th ON-born) and the 13th to make his MLB debut with the Jays...Retired all three hitters in a 1-2-3 7th inning...Fanned Pedro Severino and Rio Ruiz to become the 8th player in team history to strike out his first two career batters faced...Pitched 1.2 innings on June 21 at BOS and recorded all five outs via a personal-best five K's...Optioned on June 23...Recalled again on Aug. 22...Finished the big-league part of his campaign with 21 strikeouts in 15.1 innings for a 12.33 SO/9...Went 2-2 with a 5.73 ERA in 24 games (three starts) for Triple-A Buffalo (37.2 IP, 24 ER, 14BB, 53K).
Was among the Eastern League leaders in opponents batting average (2nd, .237), WHIP (3rd, 1.19), wins (T3rd, 11), strikeouts (T4th, 125), starts (T8th, 25), and innings (T9th, 137.1) at New Hampshire (AA)…was selected as the right-handed starter on the EL Postseason All-Star Team…started for the Eastern Division in the league All-Star Game, fanning 2 in a perfect inning of work…was the Eastern League pitcher of the week for the week ending 7/22…was 9-0, 2.17 (14 ER/58.0 IP) in season's 1st 10 starts thru end of May, winning final 9 decisions in that span…last outing in that period was a win in spot start for Buffalo (AAA) on 5/27 at Rochester (2 ER/5.0 IP)…returned to New Hampshire the following day and was 0-4, 7.52 in 6 starts in June, including 1st loss of season on 6/7 vs. Akron…rebounded to go 2-0, 1.04 in 4 July starts but was 1-4, 7.27 in final 6 games… held RHB to .216 batting average…worked 7.0 scoreless innings on 4/11 at Trenton and 8.0 shutout frames on 6/21 vs. Harrisburg…was on the DL from 8/30-9/7.
Was assigned to Advanced-A Dunedin where he spent the entire season ... Made 26 starts and appeared twice as a reliever ... Set career highs in wins (7), innings pitched (138.0), hits (141) and runs (65) allowed, walks (54) and strikeouts (138) ... Ranked 2nd in the Florida State League in strikeouts, T-2nd in starts and 3rd in ERA (3.39)...Ranked 5th in innings pitched but surrendered just two homers, the fewest of any pitcher ranked in the top-40 in innings pitched ... Went 5-1 at home with a 2.33 ERA (2-4 on the road, 4.75 ERA) ... In his only postseason start, hurled 6.2 innings of one-run ball to earn the win against the Tampa Yankees on Sept. 6 ... Was named an Organizational All-Star by MiLB.com at the end of the year.
Played exclusively for Class-A Lansing in 2016, starting 14 of 15 games ... Started the 2016 season with back-to-back one-run, seven-strikeout performances, the first of which was his 1st professional complete game in his return from Tommy John surgery on June 13 vs. Great Lakes (7.0 IP, 2H, 0BB, 7K) ... Recorded his 1st 10-strikeout game with 10 punch-outs over six innings on Aug. 24, 2016 at Dayton ... Made two brief stints on the DL over the course of the 2016 season: July 15-23 and Aug. 27-Sept. 3 ... Went 3-2 with a 2.11 ERA over 72.2 innings in 2016...Limitied opponents to a .191 batting average while recording 72 strikeouts.
Missed all of the 2015 campaign due to Tommy John surgery.
Signed with the Blue Jays on June 12, 2014 and was assigned to the GCL Blue Jays...After two games in the Gulf Coast League, was assigned to Rookie-level Bluefield where he struck out 33 batters over 25.0 innings while allowing only six earned runs (2.16 ERA).