Andrew Romine 2B/SS DET 2 Months

Romine will probably play some first base during spring training, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

With Victor Martinez set for knee surgery next week and Miguel Cabrera (ankle) coming off a significant procedure, the Tigers are beginning to look at potential fill-in candidates at first base. Romine, a shortstop by trade, has not appeared at first base in the majors, and he's doesn't have the power of a prototypical corner-infield bat, but there simply aren't many other options. Manager Brad Ausmus said Steven Moya probably will not play much at first base this spring, as the team thinks that could slow his development.

Andrew Romine 2B/SS DET 2 Months

Romine will see time in the outfield during spring training and the Tigers intend to have him compete for a super utility role, MLive.com reports.

He'll be in the same boat as Hernan Perez, with Jose Iglesias expected to return from his shin injury to man shortstop on a regular basis in 2015. Romine and Perez are competing for the role previously occupied by Don Kelly.

Andrew Romine 2B/SS DET 6 Months

Romine is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox, according to James Schmehl of MLive.com.

Romine, who has been held hitless since Sept. 15, will give way to Eugenio Suarez on Tuesday night.

Andrew Romine 2B/SS DET 6 Months

Romine is out of the Tigers' lineup again Saturday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Eugenio Suarez will get the start at short Saturday, as Romine sits for a second straight day. The 28-year-old Romine was lifted from Thursday's game in the eighth inning, but there still has been no mention of an injury, so it seems manger Brad Ausmus is just rewarding Suarez following a 2-for-5, two-RBI showing Friday.

Andrew Romine 2B/SS DET 6 Months

Romine is out in the lineup Friday against the Royals.

Romine was lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning of Thursday's game, but there has been no word of an injury to the 28-year-old. Thus, it seems manager Brad Ausmus is just getting him a rest, after nine starts in a 10-game span. Eugenio Suarez gets the nod Friday.

Andrew Romine 2B/SS DET 7 Months

Romine will start at shortstop for the fourth straight game Wednesday against the Royals, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Although Eugenio Suarez has been the Tigers' most useful option at shortstop for much of the season, he's endured some offensive struggles recently, prompting the team to turn over the position to Romine. While not particularly adept with the bat either, Romine has gone 5-for-12 over his previous three starts, a performance good enough for him to earn further playing time. He'll likely serve as the Tigers' primary shortstop until his bat cools down.

Andrew Romine 2B/SS DET 7 Months

Romine went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Romine has picked up starts in two straight games in the face of Eugenio Suarez's struggles, collecting three hits. While the production isn't earth-shattering by any means, Suarez's modest .234/.311/.360 season line might not afford him time to break out of his slump. With Romine riding a moderately hotter at this time, he could continue to pick up more frequent starts.

Andrew Romine 2B/SS DET 10 Months

Andrew Romine went 0-for-3 and committed an error Thursday in the loss to the Rangers.

He also had a mental error when he failed to cover second base on what should have been a forceout. It was a pretty dreadful day for a guy who is only in the lineup for his defense. He's hitless in six starts over the last 11 days, and he's down to .173 in 81 at-bats for the season. It should mean more Danny Worth at shortstop for the Tigers.

Andrew Romine 2B/SS DET 11 Months

Andrew Romine went hitless again, going 0-for-3 in a losing effort against the Twins on Friday.

Another disappointing night at the dish brings his season slash to a disappointing .218/.317/.236. While the Tigers lack better options at the moment, one has to wonder how long they'll accept virtually no offensive production from the shortstop position.

Andrew Romine 2B/SS DET 11 Months

Andrew Romine went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in a win over the Royals on Sunday.

Romine, serving as the Tigers' de facto starting shortstop, collected three singles against starter Jason Vargas and the Royals bullpen. He'll continue to start the majority of the games at short and bat near the bottom of the Tigers' lineup for the foreseeable future, making him an AL-only option for the time being.