The Yankees’ Catching Predicament

MLBTR hosted a discussion on the Yankees' catching situation yesterday that drew a nice response.  With Jorge Posada and Jose Molina sidelined, the Bronx Bombers are stuck with a real lack of depth behind the plate.  As Ben Nicholson-Smith explained, the club could either decide to let Francisco Cervelli and Kevin Cash man the position until Posada returns, sign a veteran free agent, or make a trade. 

Peter Abraham of The Journal News asked Yankees GM Brian Cashman which course of action he'll take on Friday night, and it appears the Yanks have decided to wait out the storm.  "A trade would be difficult at this point," admitted the general manager.

Cervelli, a 23-year-old from Venezuela, went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored to help in a 4-0 victory over the Orioles on Friday.  He also did a fine job flashing signals for CC Sabathia, and should get the majority of starts behind the plate.  "This is a talented young man," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi.  "I know how difficult it is to catch the ace when you're a rookie.  He did a great job."

Cash, 31, has more experience than Cervelli, but boasts a .184 carrer batting average in the big leagues and has virtually no upside.  He was signed to a minor league contract this winter.

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