Romo gained notoriety last season by becoming one of the only pitchers in the last 40 years to start on consecutive days, thanks to the Tampa Bay Rays adopting the 'opener' strategy. He is moving closer to a deal, according to Heyman.
The 11-year veteran appeared in 73 games last year, including five starts, and notched 25 saves. He never pitched more than two innings. Romo was remarkably effective in the controversial role, posting a 10 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 over 67 1/3 innings. In 643 career games, Romo owns a 2.86 ERA and 3.01 FIP.
A one-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion, the 35-year-old memorably struck out Miguel Cabrera for the final out in the 2012 Fall Classic as a member of the San Francisco Giants.
The Blue Jays hired Charlie Montoyo as the club's new manager earlier this winter. Montoyo, 53, previously served as the Rays' bench coach after spending 21 years with the organization in various coaching roles.