Mariners claim INF/OF Andrew Romine off waivers from Detroit

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has claimed infielder/outfielder Andrew Romine off waivers from Detroit.

November 2nd, 2017

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has claimed infielder/outfielder Andrew Romine off waivers from Detroit.
Seattle's 40-man roster currently stands at 35.
Romine, 31, set career highs in games and at-bats with Detroit in 2017, batting .233 (74x318) with 45 runs scored, 17 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 25 RBI, 22 walks and 6 stolen bases in 124 games. The 6-foot-1, switching-hitting utility infielder, appeared at all nine defensive positions this season, including 27 games at second base, 23 games at third base, 22 at first base, 51 games in the outfield and 1 game at each catcher and pitcher. On Sept. 30 in a 3-2 Tigers win at Minnesota, Romine became the fifth player in Major League history to play in all nine defensive positions in a game. The game marked the first time in his career to appear in a game at catcher.
In parts of 8 Major League seasons with Los Angeles-AL (2010-2013) and Detroit (2014-17), Romine has hit .238 (257x1079) with 134 runs scored, 36 doubles, 4 triples, 10 home runs, 79 RBI, 75 walks and 39 stolen bases in 510 career games. He was selected by the Angels in the 5th round of the 2007 MLB First- Year Player Draft out of Arizona State University. Romine's father, Kevin Romine, was a utility outfielder for the Boston Red Sox (1985-1991), and his brother, Austin Romine, is currently a catcher with the New York Yankees.