Around the Majors: Signings

1) The Twins re-signed P J.C. Romero to a 2 year contract, with an option for 2007, to avoid salary arbitration, and signed free agent 3B Eric Munson to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

After 1.89 ERA/22 RSAA and 5.00 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Romero had a 3.51 ERA/10 RSAA in 74 games. He has a 4.49 career OPS, compared to his league average of 4.60, and 8 RSAA in 259 games.

After 1 RCAA/.753 OPS in 2003, his first season with more than 18 games, Munson hit .445 SLG, .289 OBA, .735 OPS, -5 RCAA in 109 games. He spent his entire career with the Tigers, before being nontendered. Munson has a .701 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and -16 RCAA in 246 games.

2) The Nationals re-signed P Tony Armas to a 1 year, $2.26 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

Armas had season ending surgery in May 2003 and didn’t make his 2004 debut until June. He has a 4.21 ERA/17 RSAA in 102 career games, including a 4.88 ERA/-6 RSAA in 16 starts in 2004.

3) According to the St. Petersburg Times, the Devil Rays are close to signing free agent 2B Roberto Alomar.

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