Monday, March 10, 2014

Since the signing of Brian McCann, the Yankees have found themselves with a little bit of catching depth. With that depth, there are sure to be teams calling to inquire about it.

That's been the case with the Yankees this spring.

George King of the NY Post reported last week that the Seattle Mariners had scouts watching David Phelps during his start against the Baltimore Orioles, and now Chad Jennings of Lohud says that several team has been specifically watching Francisco Cervelli for a possible trade.

Here's what Jennings had to say:

"Cervelli’s trade value is seen as fairly limited. A non-Yankees source suggested a team might be willing to trade one of its own out-of-options player for him; basically an excess-for-excess swap. It seems that teams realize Cervelli could be expendable, so they're checking on him."

With two weeks worth of spring training games in the books, Cervelli is on pace to be the backup of McCann, while Austin Romine and John Ryan Murphy start their season in Triple-A.

Cervelli would most likely have been the start had McCann not been signed, but now that he's going to be playing the backup role, but skill set will be on display in a much better way. He's going to give you some pretty good defense, and he's a better hitter than Romine.


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