We’re getting closer and closer to the start of Spring Training which means there should be more news emerging in the coming weeks. At least I hope so, for my sake because this offseason has been pretty boring.
Anyway, today’s news is about Austin Romine.
Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News published a story overnight in which GM Brian Cashman revealed that Austin Romine would be more than likely starting the season in Triple A Scranton which means Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart will be vying for the starting catching job.
“I expect Romine to go to Triple-A,” Cashman said. “He missed all of last year, almost . . . I don’t expect him to be our everyday catcher out of the gate. He always has the possibility of taking it, but realistically, if I were in prediction mode, I’d say Triple-A. But he has a chance to alter that.”
Of course, this makes sense. As Cashman said, Romine spent most of last year injured but hopefully the kid will impress everyone in Spring Training and have a chance to start in the Majors.
I’m not too confident with the other choices for starting catcher. We’ve seen what both Cervelli and Stewart can do which isn’t much.
Cashman also spoke about the importance of acquiring a right handed outfielder. Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Ichiro Suzuki all bat left handed.
“Obviously, we need a right-hander because we have all these outfielders who are lefthanded,” Cashman said. “You can get them through trades and free agency, but it’s a limited market and it might not define itself anytime soon.”
The Yankees signed outfielder Matt Diaz just before the New Year but are looking to add more. Scott Hairston and Delmon Young remain available but there were reports last night that the Yankees had no interest in Young.