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New York Yankees: Do They Really Need Francisco Cervelli Anymore?

Cervelli, otherwise known as the "Cisco Kid", was absolutely fantastic when Jorge Posada was hurt and on the DL. But could he be used for trade bait now?

In 2009, his first season of extended time in the Major Leagues, Cervelli was excellent as the third, and sometimes second, string catcher, hitting .298 in 94 at bats.

Coming into 2010, the Yankees had decided to not resign Jose Molina (the latter of the catching Molina brothers), thus making Cervelli the back up catcher behind long time Yankee Jorge Posada .

And Cervelli didn't disappoint. He's hitting .273 overall and has been very good hitting with runners in scoring position, with a .353 batting average in those situations for the year.

He ...

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