| Birthdate: 11/22/1988
| Birthplace: Lake Forest, CA
| Bats/Throws: R/R
| Team: New York
| College: No College
| MLB Experience: 2
| Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 345.64
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Yankees rookie catcher Austin Romine is making great strides defensively. After being behind the plate for a 9-1 loss in his season debut April 29, the Yankees are undefeated in Romine's last five starts and the opposition has scored seven runs off New York pitchers in those wins.
"It’s like night and day," Romine told the New York Post on how he feels defensively. "I feel like I’m in a groove."
Yankees manager Joe Girardi agrees.
"I think he’s gotten in a better rhythm with our pitchers," Girardi said. "It’s always tough when you come in the middle of the season as a catcher, especially when you’re a young catcher. ... There could be a day when a guy doesn’t have everything and that makes it even harder."
Austin Romine learning from Joe Girardi
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Yankees catcher Austin Romine is learning from someone with a lot of experience behind the plate -- manager Joe Girardi, MLB.com reports Sunday. Girardi has praised Romine's defensive, though his hitting may need work.
"I think he's gotten into a better rhythm with our pitchers. He has a better understanding," said Girardi. "He's been able to watch them a few times. He's gotten back there with I think almost everybody at this point. I think he's just getting more comfortable."
Romine is batting .182. He's been seeing more time of late with Francisco Cervelli on the DL and Chris Stewart battling a recent injury.
Austin Romine struggling to catch on
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Yankees catcher Austin Romine admitted he has endured a difficult transition to the majors due to his reduced workload after playing every day in Triple-A, the New York Post reports. Romine, who was recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre late last month after Francisco Cervelli went down with a hand injury, recorded his first hit of the season in his fourth game Monday at Cleveland.
"It’s a little hard," said Romine, who has earned just three starts."I'm used to a routine and being the guy who comes in knowing what I’m doing every single day. It’s my job right now. [Chris] Stewart knows the team better."
Austin Romine picks up first career RBI
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Yankees catcher Austin Romine notched his first career big-league RBI in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Indians. Romine roped a run-scoring double off starter Trevor Bauer in the seventh inning, which was also his first hit of the season.
He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and two strikeouts in the 7-0 win.
Yankees avoiding Austin Romine
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi appears to be hesitant to use Austin Romine behind the plate again after the struggles he had catching Andy Pettitte April 29 against Houston, MLB.com reports.
Romine hasn't started in the last four games and isn't expected to start Sunday, with Chris Snyder at catcher.
Austin Romine has forgettable first start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Yankees catcher Austin Romine made his first major league start Monday against Houston. It wasn't a good one as Andy Pettitte allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in a 9-1 loss.
Romine went 0 for 3 with a strikeout at the plate. He's 3 for 22 in his career.
Yankees getting Austin Romine acclimated to majors
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Immediately after his recall Saturday, Yankees catcher Austin Romine was sent to the bullpen the catch the side sessions of Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda. It's part of the process of getting Romine acclimated to the majors.
"I don’t want to throw too much at him too quickly," manager Joe Girardi said, per The Star-Ledger. "I want him to get familiar with the guys that are here. He has a sense of who they are. He’s had a chance to catch all of them at some point in spring training, whether it was a side or a game in the minor leagues, but you want him to be familiar with the guys."
Prior to his recall, Romine was flourishing at Triple-A, especially at the plate. He had a .333/.391/.796 slash line in 14 games.
"We got rid of the leg kick -- getting the foot down early, seeing the ball -- and that’s really what I’ve been working on lately. Seeing the ball, and now it’s a matter of doing it," Romine said.
While Romine missed most of the 2012 season recovering from a back injury, he said he's healthy and ready to contribute on the major-league level while Francisco Cervelli is on the disabed list.
"It’s fixed now," Romine said of his back. "It’s completely healthy, and that’s because of a routine I developed with physical therapists and the Yankees medical staff. It’s really working for me and keeping me strong. It takes me about 35, 40 minutes to do every day, and it’s just become part of my routine. I really don’t even notice it anymore."
Yankees recall Austin Romine
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) The Yankees recalled catcher Austin Romine Saturday to share time with Chris Stewart, the New York Post reports. Francisco Cervelli will undergo surgery and be out at least six weeks with a broken hand.
Romine was pulled from the middle of an inning Friday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He was hitting .341 and just homered Thursday for the first time for Scranton.
"He’s been having solid at-bats and doing well behind the plate," Scranton manager Dave Miley said by phone. "It’s just a matter of time before the extra-base hits come."
Austin Romine likely to get the call
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Former top prospect Austin Romine has lost a lot of his luster in recent years, but he could have a chance to make an impact at the big-league level in the coming weeks.
Francisco Cervelli has been handling most of the catching duties for the Yankees, but he suffered a fractured hand Friday that will likely cost him six weeks or more of action. Cervelli was struck on his throwing hand by a foul tip, and it looks like Romine is going to get the call.
Romine probably will not start every day, with Chris Stewart likely to step into a larger role. Still, this is a good opportunity for Romine to try to live up to the hype that formerly surrounded him. He was batting .341 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, and he has a trio of double-digit homer seasons under his belt at the minor-league level. Romine is worth a speculative add in AL-only Fantasy formats that require two catchers.
Yankees could recall Austin Romine Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Yankees catcher Austin Romine was pulled mid-inning from his game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday and could be promoted prior to Saturday's game against the Blue Jays. Francisco Cervelli exited Friday game with a hand injury.
The Yankees could use the depth at catcher, which is why they pulled Romine out of the game as a precaution. Romine is hitting .341 with a home run and four RBI in 41 at-bats in the minors.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) MLB.com reports Yankees catcher Austin Romine, who was limited last season because of back problems, said his back feels "absolutely fantastic." Romine wants to win the starting catcher's job with the Yankees and avoid a trip back to Triple-A.
Romine might see 'substantial' PT
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/5/2013) MLB.com reports Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he has "no formula" on how he will handle the catching situation between Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart and Austin Romine. However, Girardi said he could see Romine, who is slated to begin the year at Triple-A, playing for the Yankees a substantial amount of time in the near future.
Romine headed to Triple-A?
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/3/2013) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the New York Daily News on Wednesday that catching prospect Austin Romine -- initially believed to be in the mix for the 2013 starting job -- will likely head to Triple-A to begin the season. Cashman pointed to Romine's back injury, which limited him to 40 total games last year, as a factor in his thinking. I expect Romine to go to Triple-A, Cashman said. "I dont expect him to be our everyday catcher out of the gate. He always has the possibility of taking it, but realistically, if I were in prediction mode, Id say Triple-A. But he has a chance to alter that.