Yankees option Austin Romine

Austin Romine

Well, Austin Romine‘s stay with the Yankees didn’t last very long.

According to Trenton Thunder beat writer Dan Pfeiffer, Romine had been optioned to Triple AAA Scranton after yesterday’s game. The corresponding move isn’t known as of yet but’s possible the Yankees could bring up either Shane Greene or Preston Claiborne to fill the vacant spot.

My guess is the spot will go to Shane Greene since Claiborne pitched yesterday. Greene also had a good Spring for the Yankees before being sent to minor league camp.

I’m also guessing the move of Austin Romine means we won’t see Francisco Cervelli at first base again any time soon, although Cervelli was solid yesterday.

Update:

— The Yankees have officially announced they’ve called up Shane Greene to replace Romine on the roster.

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7 Responses to Yankees option Austin Romine

  1. The NEW YORK YANKEES have no infield. What a shame?

    • stoogazzo says:

      What about the Yankee Minor League System, James? Oh, that's right they have no replacements for first base, or for that matter second base, or third base or shortstop. You know what, James, the Yankees have a bogus farm system; what a shame!

  2. Connor says:

    Austin Romine should get traded for a player position needed or valuable prospect.

    • stoogazzo says:

      Who do you expect to get in a trade for Romine, James. Romine is just another bum from the illustrious Yankee Minor League System!

  3. Don Bonomi says:

    Well Yankee fans, myself included, we all know that the Yankee minor league is weak and is not going to produce any major stars in the near future. If many of you get the MLB package and have seen the rosters of all the other teams in both leagues, you will be amazed to see how much better the starting pitching and the relief pitching is on these teams. They are also stocked with with dynamic arms in both leagues in both the starting and relief roles. The Yankees on the other hand have very questionable starters with a lot of mileage on their arms. I would include: Sabathia, Kuroda and Nova on this list. I don't see any of them having a winning record this year. Tanaka could be the prize of the pitching staff this year and probably is the best starter they have on the staff at this moment. Pineda is coming off serious shoulder surgery and his future is still questionable at best. Betances, Cabral, Greene and Nuno are really minor league pitchers forced to compete at the major league level because of the lack of good Yankee pitching depth. Phelps and Warren are marginal major league pitchers and not the type to carry a team thru long intervals. Now that Robertson is hurt, Kelley might be able to help short term, but check out the ERA's of all these pitchers for last year, how many can you find with ERA's of: 2.50 or under?

    I still think that Stephen Drew would be a better back up at short that any of the other Yankees on their roster for 2014. Please don't tell me that Brian Roberts is going to replace Robinson Cano at second base. He doesn't come close to Cano's skills. I ask you Yankee fans: Do you think that the Steinbrenners and Cashman have put together a quality pennant winning team for 2014. My answer is: No way Jose! Please stop lying to your faithful and loyal Yankee fans. We deserve better treatment than this.

    • Tanned Tom says:

      You don't see Sabathia, Kuroda or Nova having a winning record? You wouldn't care to bet on that would you?

      As for 2014, the team improved at C, LF, CF, RF, DH, SS (by getting Jeter back), possibly 1B (depending on Teixeira's health)). That's 6 or 7 positions. They are worse at 2B. 3B might well be a wash. That's a net of 5 or 6 positions. The rotation is better with Tanaka and Pineda. There is no way this isn't a greatly improved team. How much? Well that's why they play the season, to find out.

      To sign Drew at $14.1 mm per year to be a backup is stupid, and exactly the sort of solution of throwing money at problems that the team used in the 80's and 90's until George was banned.

      I swear, the team misses the playoffs one time and all you so called "fans" start whining and crapping your pants.

      • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

        Exactly Tom. It's too early to judge anyone at this point in the season and I believe the 2014 team is already better than the 2013 team. Also, why wouldn't Kuroda have a winning record? He's an amazing pitcher.