Yankees Promote Austin Romine to Triple-A

We finally got a chance to see Jesus Montero‘s long await debut in the majors, but one of his former minor league teammates is probably as excited for him as anybody – Austin Romine.

That’s because while Montero has been stuck in Triple-A waiting to get called up Romine was in Double-A waiting to be promoted to Triple-A. Well, Montero is in the bigs and Romine indeed got his promotion, according to John Nalbone of the Newark Times.

Romine, 22, was rated as the 98th best prospect in baseball by Baseball America before the season started. He had a .352 OBP and a .732 OPS in 84 games with Trenton this season.

Despite the fact that he shares the same position as Montero many consider Romine to be the Yankees true catcher of the future because of their defensive abilities. It was his second year in Trenton though so he probably won’t need a whole lot of time in Triple-A and could potentially be a September call-up a year from now.

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