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MLB Injury News:
The New York Yankees were hoping to get catcher Austin Romine back from a concussion last night. While his name was penciled into the original lineup, Romine was scratched prior to the start of the game as he continues to deal with the effects of his concussion, according to Chris Toman of MLB.com.
It appears that this was a mix-up between manager Joe Girardi and the Yankees' training staff. The skipper was under the impression that Romine had passed MLB's concussion tests and was ready to return to action. He was told that Romine in fact wasn't ready to rejoin the lineup prior to last night's contest.
"He went through his drills and said he felt
good," Girardi said. "I was under the assumption he was ready to go,
but he's not quite ready to go. I should have asked."
While he wasn't available last night, it sounds like Romine will make his return in the near future, perhaps as soon as this week, according to Toman. The backstop won't be a candidate to pinch-hit, as Girardi said that if Romine isn't ready to start, he won't be playing.
While Romine remains sidelined, the Yankees will continue to use J.R. Murphy as Chris Stewart's backup.
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