The Yankees announced Monday they will add the following players to their active roster Tuesday: Dustin Ackley, Andrew Bailey, Caleb Cotham, Rico Noel, James Pazos, Jose Pirela, Rob Refsnyder and Austin Romine .
Yankees catcher Austin Romine cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, per the team's official website. Romine lost the backup catching job to John Ryan Murphy and was designated for assignment on Saturday. He had just 13 plate appearances in 2014 for New York.
The Yankees have decided on John Ryan Murphy as their second-string catcher and, as a result, designated Austin Romine for assignment, per LoHud.com.Murphy and Romine came into camp competing to be Brain McCann's backup.Murphy is hitting .250 with three doubles in 40 at-bats this spring while Romine hit .182 in 33 at-bats.
Yankees backup catcher Austin Romine still doesn't know where he will be when the season begins, reports NJ.com. Romine, who is battling with John Ryan Murphy for the backup role at catcher, is hitting a low .143 in 28 plate appearances this spring. It's hard for Romine to not think about what will happen. "Being a human, you're going to think about it," he continued. "It is your career, it's your future, stuff like that. So best I can do is go out there and show them I can catch." With four games left, Romine will continue to try to perform at the highest level. "I'm just playing. I'm playing to make this team, but I'm also playing for the teams out there," Romine said. "But I want nothing more than to make it on this team. That's my goal."
Yankees catcher Austin Romine was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to food poisoning, reports MLB.com. It is not known how long the illness will afect his playing status.
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