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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 05:43:00 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.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 05:14:00 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.
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 09:22:00 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

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Kyle Higashioka
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
4Ji-Man Choi
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
2Ronald Torreyes
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Luis Cessa
8Bryan Mitchell
9Domingo German
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Chasen Shreve
6Ben Heller
7Jonathan Holder
8Giovanny Gallegos