It looks like Austin Romine is going to have to make peace with Miguel Cabrera, as the catcher has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tigers, per The Post’s Joel Sherman. The deal is worth $4.15 million.
Romine infamously fought Cabrera while the Yankees were in Detroit last season, but they’ll likely put that aside when they both make it to Lakeland, FL for Spring Training.
As for New York, they will be without the man that held the backup catcher role for the past four seasons. Romine also had his best year at the plate in 2019, slashing .281/.310/.439 with eight homers and 35 RBI over 72 games.
NYY Assistant GM Mike Fishman says club is comfortable with Kyle Higashioka as backup catcher:
"He's spent his time in Triple-A…and he's shown enough offensively & defensively that we do feel he's ready to have a more permanent big-league role.'' https://t.co/32Ao5ivBvP
— Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) December 12, 2019