Romine wasn't used off the bench Wednesday in the Yankees' 6-5 win over the Angels. With Gary Sanchez (calf) returning to the lineup following a brief stay on the 10-day injured list, Romine will resume his usual duties as the Yankees' No. 2 catcher. While Sanchez was sidelined, Romine at least provided a little help to those who scooped him up with seven hits in 25 at-bats (.280 average) to go with six RBI and three runs.
Romine isn't in Monday's starting lineup against the Angels. Romine will get a breather following a three-hit ballgame Sunday against the Royals. Kyle Higashioka is starting behind the dish and will bat eighth in Romine's stead.
Romine went 3-for-5 with a walkoff hit and three RBI in the Yankees' 7-6 extra-inning win over the Royals on Sunday. The backstop drove in three of his team's seven runs from the eight-spot in the order, including a 10th-inning knock that gave the Yankees the victory after they blew a 5-0 lead. The three-hit day boosts Romine's average up to .286 to go along with one homer and seven RBI in 35 at-bats.
Romine is not starting Friday against the Royals. Romine remains the primary catcher in Gary Sanchez's (calf) absence, but Kyle Higashioka will get the call behind the plate for Friday's contest. Romine's run as the starter won't last much longer, with Sanchez's stay on the injured list expected to be a short one.
Romine (undisclosed) went 1-for-3 with a base hit and a run scored in Tuesday's 8-0 win over the Red Sox. Romine was one of the quieter contributors for the team on a night in which all nine starters recorded a hit, but the banged-up Yankees were likely just happy to get one of their many injured players back in the lineup. The unspecified issue that kept Romine out of the lineup for back-to-back games was never viewed as a significant concern, so he should be fine to start the bulk of the contests behind the plate moving forward until Gary Sanchez (groin) returns from the 10-day injured list.
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