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Yankees call up Austin Romine to replace Francisco Cervelli

Apr 27, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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With Francisco Cervelli slated to miss six weeks following surgery today to repair a fractured right hand, the Yankees have recalled catcher Austin Romine to replace him on the active roster.

Romine was hitting .333 (14-for-42) with one home run and four RBI over his first 14 games this season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 24-year-old backstop was limited to just 31 games last season due to a back injury and missed some time in 2011 to a concussion and back stiffness, so his stock has faded in recent years, but he’s finally healthy this season. He owns a .280/.334/.414 batting line and a .748 OPS over parts of seven seasons in the minors and appeared in nine games with the Yankees in 2011.

Chris Stewart is starting behind the plate today, but since he’s a .222/.285/.310 career hitter, it might not take much for Romine to play his way into a significant role.


  1. Old Gator - Apr 27, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Cashen: Shall we call up Romaine?

    Joe Girardi: Let us.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 27, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      Hopefully, this will not cause their stats to take endive.

      • dondada10 - Apr 27, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        No way the team’s stats diminish. Don’t be radicchiolous.

      • Old Gator - Apr 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM

        I’m sorry I ever started this.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 27, 2013 at 4:32 PM

        What? You’ve salad enough? Too roughage on you?

      • bigharold - Apr 27, 2013 at 9:29 PM

        “I’m sorry I ever started this.”

        No you’re not! Remember, .. “we don’t need no stinkin” Doom Watches.

      • Old Gator - Apr 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM


  2. badintent - Apr 28, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    All he’ll do is hit .300 and hit 5 homers in 6 games. All about putting on the Pinstrips and manning up.Just ask Wells and Hafter about their success. Will go to St. Patricks and light a candle for him

  3. cackalackyank - Apr 28, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    So here’s to hoping Francisco Cervelli=Wally Pipp

    • mazblast - Apr 28, 2013 at 10:39 AM

      Pipp and Cervelli are different. Wally Pipp was actually a pretty good player.

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