Romero was released from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Shane Hennigan of the Scranton Times-Tribune reports. After opening the season on the Triple-A squad's DL with an injury, Romero slashed just .132/.242/.226 in 53 at-bats. He'll be dropped from the roster to make room for pitcher Brady Lail.
Romero went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a minor league game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. Romero missed nearly a month of action with an undisclosed injury, but he he was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, and should be considered healthy moving forward. He hit the ball well with both Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the Korean team he played for last season, but it remains to be seen if he will get a chance to make his big league debut this year.
Romero was added to the Triple-A disabled list, Chad Jennings of LoHud.com reports. The exact nature of the injury is currently unclear, but a timetable for a return should be available once there are more details. The 29-year-old is providing organizational depth at third base, but is unlikely to be much of a factor with the big league club this season.
Romero went 0-for-3 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's 7-2 victory over Rochester on Friday. He's now 0-for-6 with two strikeouts on the season. Romero batted a measly .100 this spring including three runs and two RBI over 20 at-bats. Romero batted .258 last year in 326 at-bats between Triple-A Indianapolis, Doosan in the Korean Baseball Organization, and the Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League. It will likely take a hugely productive year or an injury to one of the Yankees first or third basemen for Romero to receive consideration for a promotion to the majors.
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.
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