Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers announced prior to Thursday night’s series opener with the Houston Astros that the club has selected the contract of infielder Andrew Romine (#6) from the Alternate Training Site. To make room on both the Major League roster and active 28-man roster for Romine, the Rangers have designated right-handed pitcher Nick Goody for assignment.
Romine, 34, signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on September 15, when he was added to the club’s 60-man player pool and assigned to the Alternate Training Site. Romine was released by the Chicago White Sox on July 23 after he did not make that club’s Opening Day roster. The switch-hitter had originally signed a minor league contract with the White Sox in February and batted .150 (3-20) with no home runs and 2 RBI in 14 Spring Training games this season.
The nine-year MLB veteran has a career .235 batting average over 581 games with Los Angeles-AL (2010-13), Detroit (2015-17) and Seattle (2018), appearing at all nine positions and making starts at every position except pitcher and catcher. His last MLB game was with the Mariners on Sept. 30, 2018 against the Rangers at Safeco Field.
Goody went 0-2 with one save and a 9.00 ERA (11 ER/11.0 IP) over 17 games/one start for Texas in 2020. He was on the 10-day Injured List from August 12-25 with back spasms.
The Rangers host the Astros tonight at 7:05 p.m. CT at Globe Life Field.