5:30pm ET: Aaron Boone said Romine “seems to be fine,” which is good to hear, but the Yankees have been overly optimistic with injuries lately, so forgive me for still being a little worried. Kyle Higashioka will catch Sunday, and with the off-day Monday, Romine will get two straight days to heal up.
2:31pm ET: This is potentially very bad. Austin Romine exited this afternoon’s game after taking a foul tip to the face mask in the fifth inning. He stayed in the game to finish the inning before being pulled. Here’s the play. It’s a direct shot to the jaw. Here’s the video:
Anyway, the Yankees have not yet announced an update on Romine. He just exited the game a few minutes ago and I’m sure he’s going for tests. The Yankees are already without Gary Sanchez, who seems to still be more than a week away. Journeyman Wilkin Castillo and organizational depth catcher Francisco Diaz are the currently Triple-A Scranton catching tandem.