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Yankees farm report: Romine progressing well

Austin Romine, 21, sometimes gets forgotten with all the excitement and anticipation surrounding fellow catching prospect Jesus Montero, but the highly rated catcher just continues to produce. The 2007 second-round pick hit .300 in his first full minor-league season for Class A Charleston in 2008 and hit a solid .276 with 28 doubles and 72 RBIs for Class A Tampa last season. Romine, an exceptional athlete considered better defensively than Montero, started this season at Double-A Trenton where, entering last night, he was hitting .304, second best on the team, with 23 RBIs, third highest on the team. His .376 on-base percentage also ranks third. A promotion to Triple-A by the end of the season is not out of the question.

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