The Detroit Tigers signed free agent catcher Austin Romine to a one-year contract worth $4 million earlier Thursday, and Romine will probably serve as the team's backup catcher to Grayson Greiner. Romine is leaving the New York Yankees, where he spent the entirety of his eight-year MLB career with. However, the first baseman for the Detroit Tigers team he is joining is former Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, who Romine got into a fistfight with back in August of 2017, starting an all-out brawl between the two teams. This...might get a little awkward.
While there was no love lost between the now-teammates, Yankees fans all over are sad to see their backup catcher of the past eight years leave to another team.
Detroit had a league-worst record of 47-114 this past season, so if their big offseason "splash" was a career backup catcher who their team has had issues with in the past, expect another rocky season from the Tigers.