Cincinnati Reds Release Veteran Catcher

The Cincinnati Reds have released veteran catcher Austin Romine from their roster, according to reports from Mark Sheldon of on Saturday.

Romine, who had signed with the Reds as a non-roster invitee last December, was not expected to make the team's Opening Day roster after struggling in spring training.

In 15 at-bats, he had just three hits and one home run.

As a result, Romine is now free to join any other organization in need of depth at catcher.

Despite his recent struggles, his experience and track record as a serviceable backup catcher could make him an attractive option for teams looking to bolster their catching depth before the start of the regular season. 

Entering his 12th major league season, the 34-year-old has posted a .230/.268/.348 triple-slash line, with 31 home runs, 166 RBIs, four stolen bases and 141 runs scored over 484 games played.
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