Romine agreed to a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Tigers on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com reports. The extent of Romine's value to the Tigers comes in the form of his defense and versatility in the infield. He hit .255/.307/.315 in 203 plate appearances with the Tigers last year, and owns a .580 OPS for his major league career. Look for the 30-year-old to continue in a utility role in 2016, though he may see fewer opportunities to start with Mike Aviles now on the roster.
Tigers infielder Andrew Romine (groin) is back in the lineup Monday against the Rangers. Romine exited Friday's contest with a right groin injury and was held out over the weekend with the ailment, but it appears to be behind him now. He'll start at second base and bat eighth.
Tigers infielder Andrew Romine left Friday's game with right groin soreness. While the Tigers are listing Romine as day-to-day, his status for the remainder of the weekend is uncertain. The team is also down Jose Iglesias (finger), which means Dixon Machado and Josh Wilson are the only healthy options left at short. Romine was 1 for 1 before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning.
Tigers infielder Dixon Machado (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Tuesday. Machado continues to deal with tightness in his hamstring, which initially surfaced during Sunday's game against Cleveland. He'll remain out Tuesday, enabling Andrew Romine to get the start at shortstop.
Andrew Romine gets an opportunity to fill in for the injured Miguel Cabrera on Monday. With Cabrera on the disabled list, Romine gets the start at first for the Tigers. It's Romine's second start of the season at first base and his first game there since June 24. Romine is batting eighth in the lineup.