Romine is starting at shortstop Wednesday night in place of
This isn't the first time Andrew, 27, and Austin, 24, have been in opposite dugouts. They have played against each other in the Arizona Fall League.
Andrew was also with the Angels on Sept. 11, 2011, when Austin made his major league debut in Anaheim, catching
If it's anything like their high school days in Orange County, Andrew, who is 6-feet-1 and 185 pounds, will have to outwit Austin, who, at 6-feet-2 and 220 pounds, is a much bigger little brother.
"I always wondered, was he stealing food off my table?" Andrew said of the growth spurt that never came for him. "We played baseball and every other sport together. I used to beat him in everything until he got bigger than me."
Did Andrew pick on Austin?
"As far as I know," Andrew said, "my family and friends told me it was more psychological warfare, as Austin started to get bigger than me in high school."
To make room for Romine on the roster, the Angels optioned left-handed reliever Nick Maronde to double-A Arkansas.