Apr
21

Yankees sign Josh Romanski

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Via BA’s minor league transactions, the Yankees have signed lefthander Josh Romanski, who was released by the Brewers within the last few weeks. The 23-year-old was Milwaukee’s fourth round pick in 2008, but he missed the 2009 season with Tommy John surgery. He’s probably best known for spending three years as the number two starter behind Brian Matusz at The University of San Diego.

I’ve been a fan of Romanski’s for quite some time, and even wrote him up as a potential draft target back in ’08. I have no idea why the Brewers cut him after giving him a $247,000 signing bonus and footing the bill for his TJ rehab, but it’s the Yanks who benefit. It’s not every day that you can add a fourth round talent to your organization for basically nothing.

Categories : Asides, Minors

16 Comments»

  1. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Hmm is this for filler or is he still legit?

  2. Esd says:

    Move over Sabathia

  3. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Where would he be placed among the Yankees top prospects?

  4. WIlliam says:

    What’s his potential/ceiling if he comes back from TJ relatively unschathed?

  5. 28 next year says:

    how old is the guy and what level like A, AA, AAA would he be at upon his return?

  6. bmmadad says:

    He did not have TJ surgery. He had a minor procedure to stablize a tendon with a small screw. He is throwing 92+ and is in great shape. He was a rule three player that had to be on the 40 man roster or released.

  7. Bob Logue says:

    He did not have TJ surgery. He had a minor procedure to stablize a tendon with a small screw. He is throwing 92+ and is in great shape. He was a rule three player that had to be on the 40 man roster or released. His Dad is my kids pitching coach.

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