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Tigers sign Austin Romine to one-year, $4.1 million deal

Austin Romine

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Austin Romine #28 of the New York Yankees in action during a game against the Oakland A’s at Yankee Stadium on August 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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The Tigers and free agent catcher Austin Romine have agreed to a one-year contract, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti specifies that the deal is for $4.1 million.

Romine, 31, has been in the league for eight seasons, all with the Yankees. Across 1,116 trips to the plate, he has hit .239/.281/.366. However, Romine is well-regarded for his defense and game-calling abilities.

Romine will slot in as the full-time catcher for the rebuilding Tigers. They’ll have Jake Rogers and Grayson Greiner behind him.

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