|Batting average .242|
Runs batted in 38
Name Andrew Romine
Height 1.85 m
Parents Kevin Romine
Siblings Austin Romine
|Home runs 4|
Stolen bases 25
Role Baseball player
Weight 86 kg
Education Arizona State University
|Current team Detroit Tigers (#27 / Infielder)|
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Andrew James Romine (born December 24, 1985) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Romine has also filled in at third base for the Tigers.
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- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 20102013
- Detroit Tigers 2014present
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Romine attended Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, California. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 36th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft, but he opted to attend Arizona State University, where he played for the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team. Romine was drafted out of Arizona State by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fifth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: 2010–2013
Romine was promoted to the Angels on September 24, 2010, making his major league debut that day. He played four games with the Angels during the rest of the season, batting 1-for-11 (.091) and getting his first major league hit on September 26, 2010.
Romine was called up to the majors again on June 12, 2011, after an injury sidelined Alberto Callaspo. Romine saw action in 10 games with the Angels and batted .125. During the 2012 season, Romine appeared in 12 games with the Angels. He posted a .412 batting average (7-for-17) and tallied his first career RBI.
In 2013, Romine saw increased playing time with the Angels, playing in 47 games. He averaged .259 in 108 at-bats, with 10 RBIs and three doubles, his first big league extra-base hits.
Detroit Tigers: 2014–present
On March 21, 2014, Romine was traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for left handed pitcher Jose Alvarez. On May 23, 2014, Romine hit his first career home run in a game against the Texas Rangers.
On August 22, 2014, Romine made his first pitching appearance in the eighth inning of a 20–6 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Romine allowed three runs on four hits, including back-to-back home runs. In a career-high 251 at-bats, Romine hit .227 on the season, while stealing 12 bases in 14 attempts.
On April 29, 2015, Romine made just his second start of the 2015 season and went 4-for-4 in a game against the Minnesota Twins. It was his first career 4-hit game. Romine appeared in a career-high 109 games for Detroit in 2015, though many of his appearances were as a late-inning defensive replacement and pinch runner. He hit for a .255 average in 184 at-bats.
Romine's father, Kevin Romine, was a utility outfielder for the Boston Red Sox for his entire career (1985–1991), and his brother, Austin Romine, is currently a catcher with the New York Yankees.