The 30-year-old Romine entered the 2016 season as a utility infielder and emergency catcher who could play the outfield in a pinch. He ended up as a fill-in shortstop, center fielder, second baseman and third baseman, playing at least 10 games at five different positions. Add in late-inning appearances in right and left field and a mop-up appearance at pitcher, and Romine did everything but get behind the plate.
Add up the workload, and Romine appeared in 108 games. He hit .236 (41-for-174) with 21 runs scored, two home runs and 16 RBIs.
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