Andrew Romine

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Andrew Romine
Andrew Romine 2014.jpg
Romine with the Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers – No. 27
Shortstop / Third baseman
Born: (1985-12-24) December 24, 1985 (age 29)
Winter Haven, Florida
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 24, 2010 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Career statistics
(through July 25, 2015)
Batting average .246
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 32
Stolen bases 21
Teams

Andrew James Romine (born December 24, 1985) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Romine has also filled in at third base for the Tigers.

Career[edit]

Romine attended Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, California. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 36th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft, but he opted to attend Arizona State University, where he played for the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team. Romine was drafted out of Arizona State by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fifth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: 2010–2013[edit]

Romine was promoted to the Angels on September 24, 2010,[1] making his major league debut that day. He played four games with the Angels during the rest of the season, batting 1-for-11 (.091) and getting his first major league hit on September 26, 2010.[2][3]

Romine was called up to the majors again on June 12, 2011, after an injury sidelined Alberto Callaspo.[4] Romine saw action in 10 games with the Angels and batted .125.[2] During the 2012 season, Romine appeared in 12 games with the Angels. He posted a .412 batting average (7-for-17) and tallied his first career RBI.[2]

In 2013, Romine saw increased playing time with the Angels, playing in 47 games. He averaged .259 in 108 at-bats, with 10 RBIs and three doubles, his first big league extra-base hits.[2]

Detroit Tigers: 2014–present[edit]

On March 21, 2014, Romine was traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for left handed pitcher José Álvarez.[5] On May 23, 2014, Romine hit his first career home run in a game against the Texas Rangers.

On August 22, 2014, Romine made his first pitching appearance in the eighth inning of a 20–6 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Romine allowed three runs on four hits, including back-to-back home runs.[6] In a career-high 251 at-bats, Romine hit .227 on the season, while stealing 12 bases in 14 attempts.

On April 29, 2015, Romine made just his second start of the 2015 season and went 4-for-4 in a game against the Minnesota Twins. It was his first career 4-hit game.[7]

Personal[edit]

Romine's father, Kevin Romine, was a utility outfielder for the Boston Red Sox for his entire career (1985–1991), and his brother, Austin Romine, is currently a catcher with the New York Yankees.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmes, Baxter (June 12, 2011). "Angels activate Andrew Romine from Salt Lake, send down Kevin Jepsen; Callaspo (hamstring) day-to-day". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Andrew Romine Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Romine 2010 Batting Gamelogs". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ Holmes, Baxter (June 12, 2011). "Angels activate Andrew Romine from Salt Lake, send down Kevin Jepsen; Callaspo (hamstring) day-to-day". Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lott, Chris (March 21, 2014). "Detroit Tigers acquire shortstop Andrew Romine, send Jose Alvarez to Los Angeles Angels". MLive.com. 
  6. ^ Beck, Jason (August 23, 2014). "Tigers can't contain Twins, slip out of Wild Card spot". MLB. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ Campbell, Dave (April 29, 2015). "Tigers Cabrera powers Tigers past Twins 10-7 after Hughes gets hurt". cbssports.com. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ McCarron, Anthony (December 11, 2010). "New York Yankees prospect Austin Romine trying to follow in father's (and brother's) footsteps". New York Daily News. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 

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