Romine exercised his opt-out clause Thursday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Romine was in camp as a non-roster invitee and was presumably informed that he wouldn't make the Twins' Opening Day roster. He'll now try to find a role with another team prior to the start of the regular season.
Romine agreed Tuesday with the Twins on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to big-league spring training. After letting Marwin Gonzalez and Ehire Adrianza walk in free agency this winter, the Twins were short on utility options, so Romine could get the chance to help fill the void if he impresses the coaching staff in spring training. While Romine likely won't be counted on to play regularly unless the Twins are without multiple everyday players over a prolonged stretch, he offers value off as a bench piece thanks to his switch-hitting and ability to play every position except pitcher and catcher.
Romine's contract was selected by the Rangers on Thursday. Romine signed a minor-league deal with Texas earlier in September, and he'll join the 28-man roster for the final series of the regular season. The 34-year-old should serve as infield depth for the Rangers; assuming he gets into a game at some point, he'll be making his first major-league appearance since 2018.
Romine signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Tuesday. Romine was released by the White Sox in July after failing to earn a spot on the major-league roster. He'll serve as organizational depth for the Rangers over the final few weeks of the regular season as he works at the alternate training site.
Romine was released by the White Sox on Thursday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Romine will look for work elsewhere after failing to secure a spot on Chicago's Opening Day roster. The utility man most recently appeared in the majors in 2018, slashing .210/.260/.244 across 75 games with Seattle.