Who is going to be the Yankees Opening Day catcher? I have no idea, but you can now throw Bobby Wilson‘s name into the mix as he has signed a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
Wilson will be 30 in early April. He’s an all defense, no-hit catcher with a .208/.272/.321 line in parts of five seasons with the Angels. He joins Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart, and Austin Romine as possible replacements for Russell Martin.
I have no idea how that’s going to shake out or if Brian Cashman has a trade up his sleeve, but it seems like two of those four will share the catching duties in the Bronx with the other two sharing time in Triple-A. My best guess is that Romine, who still has not had a full season in Triple-A thanks to injuries, won’t start the year in Pinstripes as the Yankees historically have not let rookies catch a lot of games (Yogi Berra was the last rookie to start even 40 games behind the plate for them).
Hopefully Cashman does indeed have a trade coming because right now it looks like the Yankees will get no offense at all from the catcher’s position.