It looks like Austin Romine is going to have to make peace with Miguel Cabrera, as the catcher has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tigers, per The Post's Joel Sherman. The deal is worth $4.15 million.
Romine infamously fought Cabrera while the Yankees were in Detroit last season, but they'll likely put that aside when they both make it to Lakeland, Fla. for Spring Training.
As for New York, it will be without the man that held the backup catcher role for the past four seasons. Romine also had his best year at the plate in 2019, slashing .281/.310/.439 with eight homers and 35 RBI over 72 games.
It's unknown what dialogue Romine had with GM Brian Cashman, but he may have moved on to compete for the Tigers starting job. Jake Rogers was their catcher last season, and through 112 games, he did not see many results. He hit .125 with four homers and eight RBI, so Romine has a very good chance to be a starter for the first time in his career.
So the Yankees will now need to find another backup for Gary Sanchez behind the dish. Kyle Higashioka is still in their system, but there have been links to Martin Maldonado due to his work with Gerrit Cole on the Astros last season.
The 31-year-old Romine has been a Yankee since 2007 when he was drafted in the second round by New York that year. He debuted in 2011, and has served well in his role as a solid defensive catcher throughout the years. Now he's hoping to move on to bigger things in Detroit.