25 Facts About Andrew Romine


Andrew James Romine was born on December 24,1985 and is an American former professional baseball utility player.

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Andrew Romine played in Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and Chicago Cubs.

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Andrew Romine is the brother of MLB catcher Austin Romine and son of former MLB outfielder Kevin Romine.

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On September 30,2017, Romine became the fifth player in major league history to play all nine defensive positions in a single game.

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Andrew Romine attended Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, California.

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Andrew Romine 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.

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Andrew 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.

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Andrew Romine was promoted to the Angels on September 24,2010, making his major league debut that day.

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Andrew Romine was called up to the majors again on June 12,2011, after an injury sidelined Alberto Callaspo.

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In 2013, Andrew Romine saw increased playing time with the Angels, playing in 47 games.

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On March 21,2014, Andrew Romine was traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarez.

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Andrew Romine allowed three runs on four hits, including back-to-back home runs.

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Andrew Romine appeared in a career-high 109 games for Detroit in 2015, though many of his appearances were as a late-inning defensive replacement or pinch runner.

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Andrew Romine allowed no hits, walked two batters, and was not charged with a run.

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Andrew Romine made 13 starts and appeared in 22 total games at the position in 2016.

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Andrew Romine played eight different positions during the season, with 44 games at third base, 22 games in center field, 20 games at first base, 14 games at shortstop, 12 games at second base, two games at right field, one game at left field and one game at pitcher.

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On September 30, Andrew Romine became the fifth player in major-league history to play all nine positions in a single game, and the first player to do so since Shane Halter in 2000.

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On January 11,2019, Andrew Romine signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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On January 21,2020, Andrew Romine signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.

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On September 15,2020, Andrew Romine signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers organization.

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Andrew Romine would appear in two games in 2020, notching a double in 4 at-bats.

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On February 22,2021, Andrew Romine signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins organization that included an invitation to Spring Training.

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On March 29,2021, Andrew Romine signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs organization.

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The Andrew Romine brothers had been on opposing teams before at the major league level, but had never played in the same game as each other, either on the same team or opposing teams.

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Andrew Romine was outrighted to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs two days later.

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