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Austin Romine | Catcher | #27

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / NYY
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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. Jun 21 - 11:01 PM

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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.
May 31 - 11:49 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.
May 8 - 10:00 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.
May 2 - 10:25 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.
May 2 - 9:27 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.
Apr 14 - 10:07 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.
Mar 19 - 11:51 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.
Mar 15 - 9:31 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.
Mar 15 - 9:09 PM

Yankees and C Austin Romine avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $805,000 contract.

Romine was eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter. The career .222/.256/.329 hitter will enter 2017 as Gary Sanchez's backup.
Jan 13 - 12:03 PM

Austin Romine went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

The home run, a solo shot off White Sox starter Carlos Rodon in the fifth inning, was Romine's third in 33 games this year. The backup backstop is hitting .263/.273/.442 with 15 RBI when given the chance.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 12:38:00 AM

Austin Romine (thumb) went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his return to the Yankees' lineup Tuesday.

Romine suffered a nasty (though minor) injury Saturday when he took an Aroldis Chapman warmup pitch off his thumbnail. He's hitting .290/.306/.449 with two homers and 11 RBI in 26 games this year as Brian McCann's backup.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 08:48:00 AM

Austin Romine is listed as day-to-day after X-rays on his thumb came back negative on Saturday.

Romine was forced to leave Saturday's game in the ninth inning after he took an Aroldis Chapman warmup pitch off of his thumbnail. While he's fine, manager Joe Girardi has already indicated that Brian McCann will likely catch on Sunday.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 11:19:00 PM

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.
Sat, May 7, 2016 04:54:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 02:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Jordan Montgomery
6Luis Cessa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder
7Chad Green
8Tyler Webb