For the next few weeks, Mets Minor League Pitching Coordinator Ron Romanick will serve as the Acting Pitching Coach for the Brooklyn Cyclones. Brooklyn Cyclones Pitching Coach Tom Signore will be taking a few weeks off.
While serving as the Pitching Coach for the Las Vega 51s while Frank Viola was recovering from heart surgery, Tom Signore got hit in the head with a baseball and suffered a concussion. A source within the Brooklyn Cyclones told Brooklyn Baseball Banter that Signore had recently had some symptoms related to the concussion.
After Sunday night’s win over the Crosscutters, Romanick told Brooklyn Baseball Banter that he will be in Brooklyn for a few weeks. Dave LaRoche will sometimes fill in for Romanick, as he will need to fulfill his duties as Minor League Pitching Coordinator.
Romanick spent 3 seasons in the Majors, all with the California Angels. Following his playing career, he worked as a minor league pitching coordinator & coach with the Seattle Mariners from 1992-’98. a minor league roving pitching instructor for the Athletics from 19992-2007 before being named the Bullpen Coach prior to the 2008 season. He served as pitching coach for the A’s for the 2011 season. In 2012, he was named the Mets Minor League Pitching Coordinator. At the start of the 2014, Romanick served as 51s Pitching Coach before Tom Signore filled in.
Dave LaRoche pitched in the Majors from 1970-1983, pitching for the California Angels, Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians & New York Yankees. LaRoche was an AL All Star in 1976 & 1977. He is the father of Adam & Andy LaRoche. There is currently no indication that Dave LaRoche is employed by the Mets.