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Austin Romine | First Baseman | #53

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Yankees purchased the contract of C Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Romine was removed from the 40-man roster back in April, but the Yankees needed a third catcher and an injury to Gary Sanchez opened the door for his return. The 26-year-old was batting .260/.311/.379 with seven home runs and 49 RBI over 92 games in Triple-A this season. Tue, Sep 1, 2015 08:48:00 AM

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Yankees sent C Austin Romine outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

It's a tad surprising that he cleared waivers given how often teams are looking for catching help, but Romine has shown very little offensively in his time in the majors with a .204/.247/.281 batting line. The Yanks will be happy to keep him around as depth.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 01:24:00 PM

Yankees designated C Austin Romine for assignment.

John Ryan Murphy beat out Romine for the backup catcher role. Romine struggled this spring, hitting .182/.229/.212. He's a fine defensive catcher, but his hitting woes are going to prevent him from gaining much of a foothold in the majors for the foreseeable future.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Yankees recalled C Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Romine will provide depth behind the plate while Brian McCann recovers from his concussion. The 25-year-old backstop was slashing .252/.313/.374 with five homers and 30 RBI in 72 games at Triple-A.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Yankees optioned C Austin Romine to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

A corresponding move was not announced. Romine was only up with the big club for a few days while the Yanks went with three catchers.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 08:24:00 AM

Yankees recalled C Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Romine is expected to provide the Yankees with extra catching depth while Francisco Cervelli shares time at first base with Kelly Johnson, in the wake of Mark Teixeira's injury. No word yet on the corresponding move, but Teixeira to the disabled list is the most likely outcome.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Yankees optioned C Austin Romine to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This means that Francisco Cervelli has officially claimed the backup catcher job. There have been rumors that the Yankees could trade from their catcher depth in order to upgrade elsewhere, but Romine remains in the fold for now.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 09:20:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Saturday that Austin Romine (concussion) may not return this season.

Romine has been sidelined since September 10 due to concussion symptoms. Chris Stewart will continue to handle the bulk of the work behind the dish for the remainder of the season.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 11:10:00 AM

Austin Romine (concussion) is still not ready to return.

Romine was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to ongoing concussion symptoms. He has been out of action since September 10.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 04:24:00 PM

Austin Romine (concussion) was a late scratch from the Yankees' lineup Tuesday.

Romine passed an ImPACT test over the weekend, but he's still feeling some post-concussion symptoms. "He went through his drills and said he felt good," manager Joe Girardi said. "I was under the assumption he was ready to go, but he's not quite ready to go. I should have asked."
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 09:20:00 PM

Austin Romine (concussion) passed an ImPACT test.

Good news. Romine has already ridden an exercise bike and hit in the cage and will also attempt to take limited batting practice Friday. Depending upon how he feels, a return this weekend could be a possibility.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Austin Romine (concussion) said Thursday that he feels "much better" than he did two days ago.

Romine was diagnosed with a concussion after he was hit in the face with a foul tip on Tuesday night. While there has been some improvement, he is still having some issues and will need to pass concussion tests before being cleared to return to the lineup. Chris Stewart and J.R. Murphy will share catching duties for now.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Austin Romine has been diagnosed with a "slight" concussion.

Romine was injured when he took a foul ball off the mask Tuesday. "He's not going to be on the field today for pregame," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday. "I will not use him [Wednesday]. We'll see where he's at in a couple of days."
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 08:22:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Tuesday's game that Austin Romine is likely dealing with a concussion.

The catcher suffered the concussion during the win over the Orioles. Concussions are always difficult to gauge, but getting one at this point in the year certainly has the potential to be a season-ender.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 10:39:00 PM

Austin Romine went 1-for-3 in New York's 8-4 loss to the Angels on Thursday.

Romine had some success at the end of July, progress that was attributed publicly to mechanical work alongside hitting coach Kevin Long. Unfortunately, the young catcher hasn't sustained the headway into August, going 5-for-19 (.263) with one homer and one RBI. He doesn't play or hit enough to have relevance outside of deeper AL-only formats.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 06:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3Gary Sanchez
4Carlos Corporan
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
3Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Pete Kozma
3B1Chase Headley
2Donovan Solano
LF1Brett Gardner
2Aaron Hicks
3Benjamin Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
3Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Dustin Ackley
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Luis Severino
6Ivan Nova
7Vicente Campos
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Chasen Shreve
5Jacob Lindgren
6Bryan Mitchell
7Nick Goody
8Nick Rumbelow
9Branden Pinder
10Tyler Olson
11James Pazos
12Kirby Yates
13Johnny Barbato
14Vinnie Pestano