For the moment, Sergio Romo will remain focused on pitching, not his contract. (Jason O. Watson/Getty)
San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo is off to a hot start, but he will have to wait until the offseason to cash in with a new contract. Romo and the Giants have agreed to table contract talks during the season, reports CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
Romo, who was an All-Star in 2013, is sporting a 1.88 ERA and 10 saves in his first 14.1 innings this season. His strikeout rate is down from his career pace, but he's still striking out 7.53 batters per nine innings.
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Romo can become a free agent after this season. There could be a deep market for closers in the offseason, as Francisco Rodriguez, Jason Grilli, LaTroy Hawkins, Casey Janssen, Jim Johnson and possibly Huston Street and Rafael Soriano will all be free agents. Street and Soriano both have team options.