In an interview with Todd Zolecki, J.C. Romero expects to be back during the beginning of the season. He says he doesn’t think he will be ready by opening day on April 5 but is hopeful for the first home series against the Nationals on April 12.
“Everything is moving in the right direction,” Romero said. “But to be realistic, I know I want to break camp with the team, but I realize the time is against me. That’s not good, but I’m very optimistic about being with the team by the first homestand. I think they can deal without me for the first road trip. And that’s better for the team.”
Romero can’t afford to rush back and the Phillies don’t want him to either.