Ross only pitched in 12 games — 10 starts — this year for Texas, posting an ugly 7.71 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 36/37 in 49 innings. He only pitched in one game for the Padres last year as a result of thoracic outlet syndrome. He recovered from that, physically speaking, but his pitching has not rebounded. It’s an open question as to whether he’ll pitch again, actually, and he’ll certainly do no better than a minor league invite next spring.
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.