Romine went 2-for-3 with a double, one stolen base and one RBI in Saturday's 3-2 win over Toronto. He was also hit by a pitch. Romine is a defensive replacement who got a rare start at short and made the most of it. His .222/.310/.270 slash line doesn't inspire confidence in fantasy, but he suits the Tigers just fine between the chalk lines.
Romine came on in relief in the eighth inning Saturday against the Royals. He faced four batters in 0.2 innings of work and walked two. And that's what you call versatile. Romine has been boy Friday for the Tigers this season and has at least five-game qualifications at 1B, SS, 3B and OF. But the pitching appearance isn't new -- he threw one inning of work in 2014, too. Romine has gotten regular playing time this past week and has gone 4-for-12 with one RBI, but doesn't typically produce enough to be a worthy play.
Romine is 2-for-8 with two runs and an RBI in the month of June. Romine's performance at the plate has been rather forgettable this season, as he's now just 5-for-33 with five walks and 11 strikeouts. His appearances have been limited to pinch hitting and rare starts if a player needs a day to rest. Due to his dismal slash line of .152/.263/.212, there's no reason to believe Romine will see an increase in time on the field anytime soon.
Romine is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals. Romine has been struggling mightily all season, collecting just one hit in 16 at-bats. He went 0-for-3 with a walk and a RBI on Tuesday night, but will make way for Jose Iglesias again on Wednesday at shortstop.
Romine went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Saturday's 8-2 victory over the Red Sox. The 27-year-old backstop received the spot start in place of the resting Brian McCann, and came through with a pair of RBI doubles. It was Romine's second multi-hit outing in his last three starts, as he's largely capitalized on his limited opportunities this season. He's slashed .348/.375/.478 over 23 at-bats, and figures to continue receiving spot starts throughout the season in McCann's stead.