SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on a new contract with the San Francisco Giants.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because final details were still being worked out and the Giants hadn't announced Romo's new contract, which is expected to be for two years.
The 31-year-old right-hander has spent all seven of his big league seasons with San Francisco, helping the Giants win three World Series championships in the past five years. He went 6-4 with a 3.72 ERA with 23 saves in 64 outings last season.
Romo and Santiago Casilla have shared the closer job in recent years, with Casilla again taking over ninth-inning duties in 2014 after Romo blew three saves in June.