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New York Yankees: Francisco Cervelli Has Impressed as Starting Catcher

two seasons, the New York Yankees decided not to re-sign starting catcher Russell Martin during the offseason, only a year after Martin rejected a three-year, $20 million extension. Martin would get even less money from the Pittsburgh Pirates—two years, $17 million. 

So after this winter, the Yankees catching situation has looked dire. They chose not to go after other free-agent catchers like A.J. Pierzynski and David Ross, opting to pick from in-house competition. 

During Spring Training, the battle for the starting catching job started between Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart and some long shots like Austin Romine and J.R. Murphy.

Cervelli was a backup for Jorge Posada and Martin from 2010 to 2011 but spent almost ...

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