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Austin Romine | Catcher | #27

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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Austin Romine went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI as the Yankees defeated David Price and the Red Sox 8-2 on Saturday.
Romine, who got the start in place of Brian McCann and was hitting ninth in the Bombers lineup, had an RBI double to get the Yankees on the board in the third inning and another to cap off the scoring in the eighth. He has swung a hot bat in limited duty this year, slashing .348/.375/.478 with three RBI. May 7 - 4:54 PM

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Austin Romine will be the Yankees' backup catcher.

That was made apparent when Gary Sanchez was optioned to the minor leagues on March 24, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi went ahead and confirmed it on Thursday afternoon. Romine will probably get a start or two per week behind veteran Brian McCann.
Mar 31 - 2:26 PM

Austin Romine doubled twice and knocked in three runs versus the Phillies on Sunday.

There's not going to be any denying Romine the backup catcher gig if he outhits Gary Sanchez this spring. He is, after all, the clearly superior defender. Romine is 4-for-8 with three doubles so far.
Mar 6 - 5:43 PM

Austin Romine went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored as the Yankees came back to beat a Tigers split-squad 10-9 on Wednesday.

It was 7-0 Detroit after 3 1/2 innings. The Yankees took an 8-7 lead in the seventh, gave up two in the top of the ninth and then won in the bottom of the ninth after Tigers left fielder Jason Krizan lost a flyball in the sun. That's spring training for you.
Mar 2 - 5:14 PM

The Yankees are holding an open competition for the backup catcher's job.

Austin Romine and Gary Sanchez figure to be the top candidates. Carlos Corporan is also in camp but he's not on the 40-man roster. "I don't care to come into camp and say, 'This person has no chance,'" said manager Joe Girardi. "You have to keep your eyes open." Whoever wins the job will be fighting for scraps behind Brian McCann, who started 119 games behind the plate in 2015.
Feb 27 - 9:22 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Luis Severino
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Kirby Yates
5Chasen Shreve
6Luis Cessa
7Nick Goody
8Richard Bleier
9Branden Pinder
10Bryan Mitchell