Ricky Romero knee surgery ends pitcher's triple-A season

Former Blue Jays ace Ricky Romero will miss the remainder of the season following knee surgery. The lefty was 0-3 with a 5.50 earned-run average in nine starts with triple-A Buffalo this season.

One-time 15-game winner had 5.50 ERA in 9 starts for Buffalo

Former Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero, had surgery Tuesday on his left knee to clean out quadriceps tendon inflammation. He's expected to miss six months. Romero was winless for the triple-A Buffalo Bisons this season, sporting a 5.50 ERA in nine starts. ( Leon Halip/Getty Images/File)

Former Blue Jays ace Ricky Romero will miss the remainder of the season following knee surgery.

Romero, who plays for the triple-A Buffalo Bisons, had surgery Tuesday on his left knee to clean out quadriceps tendon inflammation. He's expected to miss six months.

The 29-year-old lefty is 0-3 with a 5.50 earned-run average in nine starts with Buffalo this season.

Romero, drafted sixth overall by Toronto in 2005, was the Jays' ace in 2011 with a career-best 15-11 record and a 2.92 ERA. But his

performance dropped off the next season to 9-14 and a 5.77 ERA.

Following that, Romero was sent down to the minors where he has struggled to regain his form.

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