Ricky Romero is getting a new chance with the Giants, and the former All-Star and first-round pick is clearly appreciative.
Romero tweeted on Tuesday: "Grateful for another opportunity with the @SFGiants organization. Gonna continue to work hard & get healthy! #OneDayAtATime"
Romero is expected to sign a minor-league contract with San Francisco after he was released by the Blue Jays in late April.
The 30-year-old southpaw has not appeared in the majors since 2013. And he has not been effective since his lone All-Star season in 2011, when he went 15-11 with a 2.92 ERA.
Romero has a history of knee injuries, and he made just nine Triple-A starts in 2014 before needing season-ending surgical debridement to clean out his left knee in June.
The Blue Jays are still on the hook to pay Romero $7.75 million this year and another $600,000 in 2016.
Romero also issued a statement thanking Toronto for his five seasons with the Blue Jays:
Thank you to the fans and the people of Toronto. It was always an honor to put on the Blue Jays uniform and represent your city.
Thank you to the Blue Jays organization for the opportunity to live my dream. I made a lot of great memories and friends in Toronto and for that I will always be grateful.