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MLB: Jesus Montero Creates Troubling Domino Effect for New York Yankees

Montero losing the major league back-up catcher's job—a job the New York Yankees desperately wanted him to win—has had an impact above and beyond sending GM Brian Cashman on a mad search for a reliable back-up catcher.

In fact, Montero's being dispatched to the minor leagues has created an unfortunate domino effect; the results of which can be felt throughout the organization. To understand the issues, you have to know what the Yankees' plan was heading into the spring.

New York intended for Jesus Montero to be the backup catcher in the major leagues, serving as a sort of apprentice to Russell Martin. That formula, by the way, is one Joe Girardi is quite familiar with after having served as mentor to Jorge Posada in 1997.

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