Romero received an invitation to spring training Friday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports. Romero spent 2015 in Korea and put up some decent power numbers. He'll try to compete for a corner infield spot on the Yankees roster, but there's a good chance that he'll head to the minors after spring training.
Romero signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on Monday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Romero spent 2015 with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization. In 76 games, the 29-year-old had a .777 OPS with 12 home runs and 50 RBI. With the recent development of Greg Bird's shoulder surgery, Romero could compete for the backup first base job in spring training, but it's also likely that he'll just act as organizational depth at the corner infield positions.
The Pirates announced Friday they cut 12 players from major-league camp. They optioned Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A, while reassigning Deolis Guerra, Gorkys Hernandez, Charlie Leesman, Brad Lincoln, Steve Lombardozzi, Brent Morel, Gustavo Nunez , Deibinson Romero, Jose Tabata, Sebastian Valle and Josh Wall to minor-league camp.
The Pirates announced Monday they signed outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, infielder Deibinson Romero and catcher Sebastian Valle to minor-league contracts. All three received an invite to major-league camp.
The Twins made several roster moves Monday, which included releasing veteran reliever Matt Guerrier. The Twins also optioned pitcher Ryan Pressly, pitcher Michael Tonkin and catcher Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester. Lastly, the Twins reassigned six players to minor-league camp. They were Matt Hoffman , Aaron Thomspon, Deolis Guerra, Wilkin Ramirez, Doug Bernier and Deibinson Romero.
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