Jordan Romano was born on April 21, 1993, in Markham, Ontario. He is a pitcher in the MLB.
Romano attended Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy in his hometown of Markham, Ontario. A standout athlete, he lettered in baseball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Undrafted out of high school, he then attended Connors State College. In his first season for Connors State, Romano pitched to a 0–1 win–loss record, 8.68 earned run average (ERA), and 14 strikeouts in 91⁄3 innings. The following season, Romano made 10 starts and posted a 4–3 record with a 4.74 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched, helping get the Cowboys to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series. After the season, Romano transferred to Oral Roberts University, where he played one season for the Golden Eagles. Pitching as the team's closer, Romano made 29 relief appearances and posted a 3–4 record, 11 saves, 2.66 ERA, and 49 strikeouts in 402⁄3 innings.
Romano was selected in the tenth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. On December 13, 2018, Romano was taken third overall in the Rule 5 draft by the Chicago White Sox and was immediately traded to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations. On March 24, 2019, he was returned to the Blue Jays.
On July 24, 2020, Romano earned his first MLB win. On August 21, 2020, he earned his first MLB save. With the 2020 Toronto Blue Jays, Romano appeared in 15 games, compiling a 2-1 record with 1.23 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 14.2 innings pitched.
On July 17, 2022, it was announced that Romano was selected to the American League All-Star team, his first ever selection.
In 2022, Romano finished 3rd in the American League with 36 saves, striking out 73 batters in 64 innings with a 2.11 ERA. He was charged with the blown save and loss in the Blue Jays Wild Card Game 2 defeat giving up 2 runs.
On January 13, 2023, Romano signed a one-year, $4.5375 million contract with the Blue Jays, avoiding salary arbitration.