Romine scratched from Triple-A start due to stiff back


Via Kevin Oklobzija, catcher Austin Romine has been scratched from his start with Triple-A Scranton tonight due to a stiff back. Mike Vander Woude notes that the backstop is expected to return to the lineup tomorrow.

Romine, of course, missed the first half of the season with a back problem and just returned to Triple-A after spending several weeks rehabbing in the low minors. He’s been having back trouble since 2011, so anytime something like this comes up you have to be concerned. What a miserable season for Austin.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Robinson Tilapia says:


  2. Leg-End says:

    Being an expert on backs via The Sopranos I’ve come to the conclusion Romine is a rat.

  3. Jamey says:

    Shut it down, get healthy for 2013. Athlete or not, when it comes to the back don’t mess around. Just get better.

  4. JonS says:

    Seems chronic. :(

  5. Henry says:

    We used to seem so deep at the C position

  6. Hmmm says:

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  7. Ichy balls says:

    And at 1st base for your SWB Yankees Austin Romine.

  8. DM says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see both Martin and Stewart back next year.

  9. Drew says:

    Speaking as someone who has reoccurring back problems, I bet traveling and spending hours on a bus isn’t doing his back any good.

  10. King of Fruitless Hypotheticals says:

    So, Austin, ever play outfield growing up? How do you feel about 3B?

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