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Francisco Cervelli Should Be the New York Yankees Starting Catcher in 2013

has already experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows during parts of five seasons with the Yankees, and now Francisco Cervelli has worked his way to the front-runner position for the starting catching job with the team.

In 2009, his first season with significant time spent at the major league level, a 23-year-old Cervelli hit .298 while appearing in 42 games for the Bombers.  The highlights of that season included catching a shutout in his first start and impressing the organization and fans with his hustle and exuberance during the Yankees' run to a World Series championship.

It appeared that the catcher had a promising future with the club, and his playing time increased in 2010 (93 games played). 

Unfortunately, ...

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