Austin Romine headed to Futures Game for second straight year

A portrait of Russell Martin's season
Montero's early-June benching due to lack of "energy"

Rosters for the 2011 Futures Game were released today (USA, World), and the only Yankees farmhand headed to the game is Austin Romine. He participated in last year’s game as well. The eligibility rules are weird and I can never seem to nail them down, but it’s something like a maximum of two players per club and no one can go more than twice (which disqualifies Jesus Montero). Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos simply haven’t pitched well enough to make the game, same deal with Gary Sanchez on the position player side.

Romine is currently on the disabled list with a concussion, but he has resumed baseball activities and is expected back within a week. He’ll be ready in plenty of time for the Futures Games, which will be played the Sunday before the All-Star Game (July 10th) in Arizona. Romine is hitting .298/.362/.421 with a .356 wOBA this year, and is on pace to finish with careers highs in many offensive categories.

A portrait of Russell Martin's season
Montero's early-June benching due to lack of "energy"
  • vin

    Good for Romine. I think he’s gotten lost in the shuffle a little bit since last year’s farm system break-out. Hopefully he can finish the year strong and move on to SWB next year so that he and Montero can replace Martin in 2013.

  • nathan

    Great !! Come on Austin.

    Equally elated to see Arodys on the World roster. Glad that trade worked out for everybody.

  • Sean C

    That’s cool that Romine made the team. And it’s nice to see him rebound from last year’s second half woes. Hopefully he can keep it together down the stretch.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Over/under on blown kisses by Bryce Harper: 2