Austin Romine missed much of spring training with a knee injury and was just returned to the active roster 12 days ago.
Now, he’s suffered another injury:
Cubs place catcher Austin Romine on the 10-day IL with a left wrist sprain and select Tony Wolters from the alt site.— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) April 26, 2021
To make room for Wolters on the 40-man roster, RHP Jonathan Holder has been transferred to the 60-day IL.
Wolters & Megill are available tonight vs. Atlanta.
Trevor Megill, a righthanded reliever, was added to the 40-man and 26-man active rosters earlier Monday.
Romine was 1-for-9 (a double) in six games for the Cubs over his 12-day stint on the active roster.
Tony Wolters appeared in three games (he started one) for the Cubs earlier this month. He went 0-for-4 with a walk. He’s likely the “break glass in case of emergency” catcher, as he doesn’t hit much. The Cubs are currently on the fourth day of a 16-day stretch without an off day, which is probably why Romine started Sunday’s game.
I’d think the Cubs would be scouring around the waiver wires and other teams’ alternate sites for another backup catcher, as neither Romine nor Wolters has played very well so far this season.
So it goes.