Austin Romine is going to miss a few more days after an MRI revealed inflammation in his back.
“When it first happened, he told me that it wasn’t too bad,” Joe Girardi said. “I think it hurt a little bit more than he let on.”
Girardi said there are no long-term concerns with Romine, but because it’s spring training, the Yankees will take their time with the injury. Francisco Cervelli was a heavy favorite to make the roster anyway, but Romine was hoping to make a run at the big league backup job.
“He’ll be down a little bit, but he’ll get back,” Girardi said. “We’re going to make sure it’s knocked out before we send him back out there. The one thing we don’t want to do is give him some time out, then you send him back out and he’s not completely healthy. That doesn’t make a lot of sense.”