Andrew Romine Announces Retirement

Andrew Romine has announced his retirement through a post on his Instagram account. The 35-year-old utilityman was a free agent this offseason, but the veteran has opted to call it quits instead of looking for a new home.

Romine played 26 games during the 2021 season with the Chicago Cubs. With them, he had one home run, five RBIs and a .183 batting average. He also was designated for assignment and then outrighted to Triple-A in September. 

Romine was never a star in this league, but he certainly was versatile. In fact, he was the fifth MLB player to ever play all nine position in just one game, including pitcher. That said event occurred on September 30th, 2017 when he was a member of the Detroit Tigers. That's something he should be immensely proud of.

Romine also comes from a big baseball family, as his brother Austin just played this season with the Chicago Cubs, too, while his father Kevin also played seven seasons with the Boston Red Sox. 

In 609 career MLB games between the Los Angeles Angels, Tigers, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and Cubs, Romine had 11 home runs, 86 RBIs and a .233 batting average. 

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