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Top Drew Rom News

  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Fans seven in no-decision

    Rom came away with a no-decision in Saturday's 15-6 rout of the Reds, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out seven.

    The Cardinals' offense handed the southpaw a 10-0 lead after two innings, but Rom wasn't efficient enough to stick around and qualify for his second win, getting the hook after 90 pitches (55 strikes). The seven strikeouts did tie his career high, however, set Sept. 13 against the Orioles. Rom has had a shaky start to his big-league career, posting a 32:19 K:BB through his first 33.2 innings but also an 8.02 ERA thanks to seven homers allowed. The 23-year-old could have an uphill climb to secure a full-time rotation spot next spring.

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  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Hit hard by Padres

    Rom (1-4) allowed eight runs (six earned) on 11 hits and a walk over 3.1 innings Sunday, striking out four and taking a loss against San Diego.

    Rom served up a three-run shot to Juan Soto in the first frame and allowed at least one run in each inning he appeared in. After his first career scoreless start, Rom has been tagged with 11 earned runs in just 6.2 innings over his last two outings. His ERA has shot up to 7.98 through 29.1 MLB frames. Rom is currently lined up to finish his 2023 campaign with a home matchup against the Reds.

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  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Hit hard in Tuesday's loss

    Rom (1-3) took the loss Tuesday, coughing up five runs on six hits and two walks over 3.1 innings as the Cardinals fell 7-3 to the Brewers. He struck out three.

    Five of the six hits off the southpaw went for extra bases, including a third-inning solo shot by William Contreras. Rom was coming off his best big-league outing to date last Wednesday when he blanked the Orioles over 5.1 innings, but for the most part the 23-year-old hasn't looked ready for the majors, stumbling to a 6.92 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 21:15 K:BB through his first 26 MLB innings. Assuming St. Louis doesn't shuffle its rotation in order to evaluate another young arm, Rom lines up to take the mound again this weekend in San Diego.

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  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Excellent in first win

    Rom (1-2) earned the win Wednesday, allowing two hits and three walks over 5.1 scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory over the Orioles. He struck out seven.

    Rom was impressive against a strong Baltimore lineup, delivering 5.1 scoreless innings while setting a season high with seven strikeouts in his first major-league win. After struggling through his first four starts, the rookie left-hander now sports a 5.96 ERA with a 1.76 WHIP and 18:13 K:BB through 22.2 innings. Rom will look to build on Wednesday's performance in his next outing, currently scheduled for next week against the Brewers.

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  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Scuffles again

    Rom did not factor into the decision Friday, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks over 3.2 innings in the Cardinals' win over Cincinnati. He didn't register a strikeout.

    After throwing 11 stellar innings at Triple-A Memphis with a 0.82 ERA and 18:4 K:BB following the trade deadline, Rom's major-league debut has been nothing short of a disaster. The 23-year-old sports a 7.79 ERA and 2.02 WHIP with an 11:8 K:BB in 17.1 innings over four starts. Rom currently lines up to face his former organization, the Orioles, on the road in his next start.

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  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Labors against Pirates

    Rom allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one batter over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

    Rom began the contest well, holding the Pirates scoreless through three frames. However, he gave up a run on a walk and a triple in the fourth, then saw the wheels fall off in the fifth when four of the six batters he faced reached base. Rom was lifted before he could complete five innings after Andrew McCutchen knotted the score 3-3 with a two-out RBI single. Rom at least avoided taking his third straight loss since being called up to the majors, but he's had a rough time with a 7.24 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 11:8 K:BB over 13.2 frames thus far.

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  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Better in second start

    Rom (0-2) took the loss Sunday, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk over 5.1 innings against the Phillies. He struck out six.

    It was certainly a better performance from Rom after he allowed eight runs (six earned) across 3.2 innings in his big-league debut. Still, the rookie left-hander took a second loss as the Cardinals offense couldn't crack Aaron Nola in a 3-0 defeat. Rom had shown some promise in the minors this season, working to a 2.70 ERA while striking out 45 over his last seven Triple-A starts (33.1 innings). Sunday's outing could earn him another shot in the Cardinals' rotation -- Rom would currently line up for a home matchup with the Pirates next week.

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  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Will get another start

    Rom is tentatively scheduled to start Sunday in Philadelphia, John Denton of reports.

    Rom struggled in his major-league debut Monday versus the Pirates, yielding eight runs -- six earned -- on eight hits and four walks over just 3.2 innings. He probably would have been sent back to the minors Tuesday under normal circumstances, but the Cardinals need him to fill a rotation spot after placing Matthew Liberatore (back) on the 15-day injured list.

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  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Hit hard in MLB debut

    Rom (0-1) took the loss Monday, allowing eight runs (six earned) on eight hits and four walks over 3.2 innings against Pittsburgh. He struck out four.

    The 23-year-old southpaw struggled to keep the Pirates at bay in his major-league debut and was pulled with two outs in the fourth inning after surrendering a three-run homer to Josh Palacios. Rom dazzled in his two starts at Triple-A Memphis after coming over from the Orioles in the Jack Flaherty trade, allowing just one earned run on two hits while striking out 18 across 11 innings; however, he received a rude welcome to the big leagues Monday. Whether the rookie will get another opportunity in the rotation remains uncertain.

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  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Recalled for MLB debut

    Rom was recalled from Triple-A Memphis ahead of his start Monday against the Pirates at PNC Park, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Rom will be making his major-league debut Monday. Acquired from the Orioles in the Aug. 1 Jack Flaherty trade, Rom allowed just one earned run while striking out 18 across 11 innings in two starts after joining Memphis. His numbers at Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles organization this season weren't nearly as good (5.34 ERA), though he's missed bats consistently in the minors. The Cardinals have rotation spots up for grabs down the stretch, so Rom could earn additional starts if he pitches well Monday.

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  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Making MLB debut Monday

    The Cardinals will recall Rom from Triple-A Memphis to start Monday's game against the Pirates at PNC Park, John Denton of reports.

    One of three prospects acquired from the Orioles in the Aug. 1 deal that sent Jack Flaherty to Baltimore, Rom will be the first of the trio to reach the big leagues. Rom was unfazed by the move from Triple-A Norfolk in the Baltimore organization to Memphis, as he struck out 18 batters and allowed just one earned run on two hits and four walks over his two starts with the Redbirds. The Cardinals will make room in the rotation for Rom while Matthew Liberatore gets two extra days to recover from a back injury before making his next start, but whether Rom sticks with the big club beyond Monday will likely hinge on how he performs in his big-league debut. If Rom acquits himself well Monday, the Cardinals would likely be willing to open up a more permanent spot for him in the rotation.

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  • Cardinals' Drew Rom: Part of package for Flaherty

    The Cardinals acquired Rom, infielder Cesar Prieto and right-hander Zack Showalter from the Orioles on Tuesday in exchange for right-hander Jack Flaherty.

    Rom, a 6-foot-2 southpaw, has been back at Triple-A this season after starting seven games there to close the 2022 campaign. He has a 5.34 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 100 strikeouts in 86 innings through 19 appearances with the Orioles' top affiliate in Norfolk. Rom lacks high-end velocity, and opposing batters have hit .290 against him this season.

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  • Orioles' Drew Rom: Optioned to Triple-A

    Rom was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk by the Orioles on Thursday, Andy Kostka of reports.

    Rom was only up for a couple days and didn't make an appearance for the big club. The Orioles have yet to announce a corresponding move but will have one prior to Friday's game versus the Pirates.

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  • Orioles' Drew Rom: Recalled from Triple-A

    Rom was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk by the Orioles on Tuesday.

    It will be the first stint in the big leagues for Rom, who was added to the Orioles' 40-man roster over the offseason. The left-hander has been starting at Norfolk, posting a 2.87 ERA in six outings, but he'll be pegged for relief duty in Baltimore for now, per Roch Kubatko of

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  • Orioles' Drew Rom: Sent to minors

    The Orioles optioned Rom to minor-league camp Monday, Jake Rill of reports.

    Rom, whom Baltimore added to the 40-man roster over the offseason, appears set to open the 2023 campaign in the Triple-A Norfolk rotation. He made the jump from Double-A Bowie to Norfolk in mid-August of last year, but he turned in shaky results in his first taste of Triple-A, delivering a 5.58 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 36:16 K:BB in 30.2 innings over his first six starts with the affiliate.

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  • Orioles' Drew Rom: Added to 40-man roster

    Rom was added to the Orioles' 40-man roster Tuesday.

    One of Baltimore's top lefty pitching prospects, Rom missed plenty of bats last year at Double-A and Triple-A (144 strikeouts in 120 innings), but he also had a 1.48 WHIP. More development is needed before he can be expected to have sustained success against big-league hitters, but he could make his big-league debut sometime in 2023.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, L