I just received an e-mail reply from Mark Newman in regards to Austin Romine.
The Yankees are hoping that Romine, who has been on the disabled list since Thursday with back discomfort, can return in “about a week.”
Newman’s assessment was also followed by a “we think” that trailed off…so this doesn’t seem to be set in stone by any means — as is the case for an injury, but especially one to the back — but it would seem that any fears of Romine missing the remainder of the season are unwarranted.
With Buster Olney and many other prominent writers reporting that the promotion of Jesus Montero from Scranton is “imminent” — as Olney put it this morning — it wouldn’t be out of the realm of the possibility for him to head directly to Triple-A upon his return.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com