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New York Yankees Need Rookie Catcher Jesus Montero To Be the Next Buster Posey

New York Yankees recently told catcher Jorge Posada they were moving him towards the DH role for the 2011 season for two reasons: The first; Posada clearly cannot catch every day, leaving the only other option as DH. The second; they want to clear the way for big-time catching prospect, Jesus Montero.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman won't admit that Montero has already been given the starting position for next season, but did say that Montero will be given a chance to win the job during Spring Training.

In 2010, with the Yankees' triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Montero hit .289 with 21 homers and 75 RBIs. He collected 131 hits, 34 doubles, in 453 at-bats.

Montero is considered a very strong right-handed hitter, but a below-average ...

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