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Austin Romine | Catcher | #28

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Yankees and C Austin Romine avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.
Romine was eligible for arbitration for the second time this winter. He hit .218/.272/.293 with two dingers for the Bombers last season. Jan 12 - 5:35 PM

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Austin Romine is starting at catcher and batting ninth for the Yankees in Tuesday's ALCS Game 4 versus the Astros.

Gary Sanchez, who is in the midst of a 0-for-16 skid, is in the designated hitter spot. That means Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley and Matt Holliday are all on the bench. The Yankees' full lineup is as follows: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Didi Gregorius SS, Sanchez DH, Greg Bird 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Aaron Hicks CF, Todd Frazier 3B, Romine C.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 01:12:00 PM

Major League Baseball has reduced Austin Romine's suspension to one game following an appeal.

Romine had been suspended for two contests for his involvement in last month's brawl with the Tigers. He'll serve the suspension Friday. Gary Sanchez will return from his suspension Friday and will be backed up by Erik Kratz.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 02:10:00 PM

Major League Baseball suspended Austin Romine two games for his involvement in Thursday's brawl with the Tigers.

Romine went toe-to-toe with Miguel Cabrera in what kicked off an eventful afternoon in Detroit. He'll almost surely appeal.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Austin Romine has been diagnosed with a bruised left hand and is considered day-to-day.

Romine was pulled from Sunday's game after getting hit by a pitch, but precautionary X-rays came back negative. He should be ready to go the next time he's needed to spell Gary Sanchez behind the dish.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Austin Romine was lifted from Sunday's game versus the Rays after being hit on the left hand by a pitch.

Romine initially stayed in the game to run but was then pulled when the Yankees took the field for defense. He's surely headed for X-rays.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 04:01:00 PM

Austin Romine went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

His double in the sixth inning plated two runs and broke open a close game. The Yankees' backup catcher has struggled at the plate this season, slashing .237/.258/.325 with two homers and 15 RBI in 38 games. He drew the start today with regular catcher Gary Sanchez manning the designated hitter slot.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 11:01:00 PM

An MRI on Austin Romine's left shin after Wednesday's loss to the Orioles showed no structural damage.

Romine fouled a ball off his shin in the contest, but did not need to leave the game. "It hurts, but I'll be alright," he said. The backup catcher was in there to work with Masahiro Tanaka on Wednesday (that did not go so well, as Tanaka surrendered seven runs). Consider Romine day-to-day moving forward.
Wed, May 31, 2017 11:49:00 PM

Austin Romine (groin) went 0-for-7 with two strikeouts in his return to action Sunday against the Cubs.

It was his first game action since leaving last Tuesday due to cramping in his right groin. The 28-year-old saw the bulk of the starts during Gary Sanchez’s absence, but he’ll now slide into a backup role.
Mon, May 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Austin Romine experienced cramping in his right groin on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays.

That's why he exited after six innings. Kyle Higashioka replaced him and might get the next few starts behind the plate, until Gary Sanchez (biceps) returns on Friday.
Tue, May 2, 2017 10:25:00 PM

Austin Romine left Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays with an apparent injury.

Romine appeared to be wincing as he ran the bases following a single in the bottom of the sixth inning and Kyle Higashioka replaced him behind the plate to begin the top of the seventh. Look for a status update soon.
Tue, May 2, 2017 09:27:00 PM

Austin Romine swatted his first home run of the season as the Yankees outlasted the Cardinals on Friday night in New York.

His solo blast off of Cardinals' starter Michael Wacha in the third inning gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead, one they wouldn't relinquish. Romine finished the night 2-for-4 and is now hitting an impressive .313/.368/.563 on the young season. He has certainly picked up the slack in the wake of Gary Sanchez's injury.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 10:07:00 PM

Austin Romine (hand) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Monday.

Romine had to be lifted from a game last Wednesday after taking a foul tip off his right hand, but X-rays came back clean. He'll be the Yankees' backup catcher this season.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 11:51:00 AM

The X-rays taken on Austin Romine's injured right hand came back negative.

Robmine was clipped by a foul tip during Wednesday's game against the Phillies. It would appear that he has avoided significant injury, but the Yankees might give him a few games off to rest up his hand. He is in line to work as a backup backstop to Gary Sanchez during the coming season.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 09:31:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Austin Romine (hand) is undergoing X-rays.

A foul tip struck Romine in the right hand during Wednesday's Grapefruit League win over the Phillies. His X-rays should shed light on the extent of his injury. Until the Yankees offer word to the contrary, he should be considered day-to-day.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 09:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Neil Walker
3Tyler Austin
2B1Tyler Wade
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Brandon Drury
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Billy McKinney
DH1Giancarlo Stanton
2Clint Frazier
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Luis Severino
3CC Sabathia
4Sonny Gray
5Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2David Robertson
3Dellin Betances
4Tommy Kahnle
5Chad Green
6Adam Warren
7Chasen Shreve
8Domingo German
9Ben Heller
10Luis Cessa