Romero was optioned back to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday. Romero was recalled late last month and appeared in eight games for the Mariners, going 3-for-15 at the plate with two RBI and four strikeouts. With Ketel Marte (thumb) officially activated from the DL on Monday, Romero will head back to Triple-A to free up a spot on the 25-man roster.
Romero was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, and will start in left field, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. The Mariners placed Leonys Martin on the 15-day disabled list Friday, and recalled Romero as a result. Shawn O'Malley and Norichika Aoki are both expected to fill in for Martin in center a majority of the time. However, with Sean Smith getting the night off Romero will see start in left field and bat eighth in the order.
Romero, as expected, was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday. Romero gave a good fight for the backup first-base job, but he never really had a chance. He has options left whereas Dae-Ho Lee had an opt-out clause in his contact if he didn't make the 40-man. Romero would have really had to dominate for the team to risk losing Lee when they could easily park Romero at Triple-A. He'll likely be up at some point this season. He needs to continue to improve his contact and strikeout rates.
Romero (back) is in the lineup for Monday's spring game, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports. Romero missed the last few days with back tightness, but he is ready to return to action Monday. He is making a push for a spot on the Opening Day roster, going 12-for-25 (.480) with a home run and seven RBI.
Romero (back) is dealing with back tightness and will not play Friday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. The issue doesn't appear to be anything too serious, but Romero will likely miss a few days, as he's not listed in the tentative lineup for Saturday's split-squad game. It remains to be seen whether the issue will impact his standing with the major league club as Opening Day approaches.