Rumor: Yankees also have interest in David Ross

While the Yankees would like to see catcher Russell Martin return, that doesn’t mean they aren’t taking precautions in case he signs elsewhere this offseason.. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Yankees also have interest in former Braves catcher David Ross.

Rosenthal notes that the Yankees won’t sign both though, which should be obvious, as they will have their choice between Chris Stewart, Francisco Cervelli, and Austin Romine as potential backups.

I actually like Ross. If the Yankees don’t re-sign Martin and don’t find a better option through a trade, Ross may be the next best option. He’s been a backup for most of his career, but over the last four years he has really established himself as somebody who might be good enough for a starting role.

The Red Sox had him in 2008 and didn’t know what they had as he only played in eight games. Since then he has hit .269/.353/.463 which is good for a 119 OPS+. Very solid and in this year’s thin catcher’s market he could land himself a starting job next year and possibly even with the Yankees.

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