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Yankees minor leaguer drilled in head, pitcher ejected (VIDEO)

New York Yankees minor league catcher Austin Romine, of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, had to leave the game Friday night after he was hit in the head with a pitch. The pitcher — Lester Oliveros of the Minnesota Twins' affiliate Rochester Red Wings — was immediately ejected. Oliveros had just surrendered back-to-back home runs immediately before taking aim at Romine, who...
Via The Other Paper
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees pick Murphy as backup catcher, DFA Austin Romine

WASHINGTON (AP) Austin Romine was designated for assignment by the New York Yankees after losing the backup catcher job to John Ryan Murphy. The team announced the move after beating the Washington Nationals 4-3 Saturday in their last exhibition game. Romine is out of options and described his status as ''just kind of limbo.'' Romine batted .182 this spring, while Murphy hit .238...
Via Associated Press
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Battles In Home Stretch

With a little more than a week left before Opening Day, Spring Training position battles are entering the home stretch. Right now, of the major competitions, only one appears to have an obvious winner. Another was dropped into someone's lap. The others aren't so clear-cut.Fifth Starter: Adam Warren is the obvious winner here. He has blown the other candidates out of the water...
Via Lady At The Bat
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies and Yankees Discussing Austin Romine

George A. King III of the New York Post reports the Phillies and Yankees have had talks in recent days of acquiring catcher Austin Romine. Romine is currently in competition with John Ryan Murphy for back up to Brian McCann and is out of minor league options. While Cameron Rupp,...
Via Philliedelphia
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Romine brothers follow in father's footsteps to major league

Andrew and Austin Romine, the sons of former Red Sox outfielder Kevin Romine, followed in their father's footsteps to the major league.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers trade LHP Alvarez to Angels for SS Romine

The Tigers acquired a shortstop Friday and it was not Stephen Drew.  Needing to shore up the position now that they know Jose Iglesias will miss four to six months with stress fractures in both legs, the Tigers traded left-hander Jose Alvarez to the Los Angeles Angels for Andrew Romine. Romine played in 47 games with the Los Angeles Angels in 2013, hitting .259 with nine runs scored...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Enjoy it while it lasts: Yankee catchers and 2B are crushing the ball

Yes, the first weeks of spring training are jokes. But it's nice to see what competition fosters on a roster.Five of the Yankee top 11 hitters thus far are catchers, which means they got off to a good start - and maybre - just maybe - it is because somebody is about to be traded. It would make no sense for Austin Romine or Francisco Cervelli to catch for Scranton - especially...
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pop the corks: Number crunchers project Yankees to win 82 games - that's 1 over .500!

Baseball Prospectus just announced its 2014 PECOTA projections.  (Thanks, Nonny.)Here are the projected win totals for the AL East:Tampa Bay Rays   89Boston Red Sox     88Yankees                 82Toronto Blue Jays  80Baltimore Orioles  77Yes, this is nothing but some mathematical smoke and mirrors. And the 2014 Yankee team will probably hinge on what Cashman...
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee crapola index raised to Defcon 4: Everybody is ready

The latest from the Crapola Mill. Clip and save. It'll be fun reading later."I feel ready to go."- Manny Banuelos -“My body is in perfect shape... I’m ready to go."- Michael Pineda -"I’m in the best shape I’ve been in in a while... I'm good to go."- Austin Romine -"I  really pushed myself... I've had good results."- Scott Sizemore -Takeaway point: Yanks are not ready.
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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