Austin Romine suffered setback of back injury


Via Mark Feinsand and Chad Jennings, Austin Romine has suffered a setback while attempting to recover from the back inflammation that has sidelined him for most of spring. He had resumed workouts not too long ago, but felt a “little pinch” at some point recently. The setback led to the Craig Tatum waiver claim. Romine dealt with a similar problem last season, so this is an obvious concern. Back problems are scary, and recurring back problems are even scarier.

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  1. mt says:

    Russell Martin’s leverage keeps going up (this is also not good news for Swisher since I do not see Yanks signing both Swisher and Martin with Cano and Grandy still on horizon).

    Bad backs not good for any type of player (come on down, Amare Stoudemire) but it must be absolute hell for a catcher.

  2. STONE COLD Austin Romine says:

    Romine to the 60 Day DL I suppose will be the corresponding move perhaps?

  3. CJ says:

    Not good. Back pain in hitters and shoulder pain in pitchers.

  4. Jesse says:

    Now this is something I’m actually worried about unlike Pineda’s decreased velocity.

  5. RetroRob says:

    That was my guess earlier when I saw the Tatum signing.

    Hopefully this is not a season-long problem…or a career-long problem, but back problems are often chronic.

  6. LarryM.,Fl. says:

    You never know when the depth chart goes from plus to minus. This is a reference to MLB ready catchers. Yes, we have Martin and Cervelli but we get lean after those two.

    I still like our pitching depth.

  7. JR "Stairs" Murphy says:

    Ah, never mind…

  8. Kevin says:

    I don’t see Romine having a future in MLB..not with recurring back problems.

  9. JCYanks says:

    so much for that excess catching depth people had been talking about for years….

  10. vin says:

    Cut him loose. Just like Aceves.

  11. Manny's BanWagon says:

    The Yankees should have known better than to draft the son of a former Red Sux.

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