Coco Crisp exits Wild Card Game with hamstring injury

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Coco Crisp had to be removed from Tuesday night’s American League Wild Card Game before the bottom of the 11th inning with an apparent hamstring injury.

Crisp struck out in the top of the 11th inning and then jogged out toward his position in center field, but he promptly called for a replacement and limped back into the A’s dugout. Jonny Gomes entered to play left field and Sam Fuld shifted from left to center.

Crisp, who’s been bothered by hamstring injuries at various points throughout his career, finished 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run. He struck out three times.

This loser-goes-home tilt remains tied 7-7 heading into the top of the 12th inning.

Tigers sign Austin Romine to one-year, $4.1 million deal

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The Tigers and free agent catcher Austin Romine have agreed to a one-year contract, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti specifies that the deal is for $4.1 million.

Romine, 31, has been in the league for eight seasons, all with the Yankees. Across 1,116 trips to the plate, he has hit .239/.281/.366. However, Romine is well-regarded for his defense and game-calling abilities.

Romine will slot in as the full-time catcher for the rebuilding Tigers. They’ll have Jake Rogers and Grayson Greiner behind him.