Austin Romine, who, were it not for an inflamed disk in his back, would have been in the running for the backup job in New York this spring, is done with the Gulf Coast League portion of his rehab.
I asked his agent Bill Rose about Romine's next steps. Here's what he said, via text message:
"All I can tell you (is) he's feeling great, and ready to help the Yankees. He is working exceedingly hard and is probably in the best shape of his life. He will play for Tampa next and then we'll see. It's up to the Yankees to decide how fast they move him."
Rose said he expects Romine to be active with the T-Yanks either today or tomorrow.