Cubs agree to one-year deal with free agent catcher Austin Romine

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Cubs agree to one-year deal with Austin Romine originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Cubs have found a backup catcher.

They agreed to a deal with free agent catcher Austin Romine, NBC Sports Chicago confirmed Friday. The one-year contract is for $1.5 million. This marks the Cubs’ second major league free agent signing of the offseason, after adding right-handed reliever Jonathan Holder last month, and their biggest so far. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand was the first to report the agreement.

Romine fills the hole left by Victor Caratini, who the Cubs traded with Yu Darvish and cash to the Padres for right-hander Zach Davies and four prospects.

Romine, 32, has a career .239 batting average over nine seasons. He spent all but last season with the Yankees, before signing with the Tigers as a free agent. In a shortened season, he appeared in 37 games for Detroit, slashing .238/.259/.323.

 

Gordon Wittenmyer contributed to the reporting of this story.

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