Source: Many teams interested in Francisco Cervelli 14


The Yankees have a surplus of catchers in their farm system, but with the signing of Brian McCann as their everyday catcher, it seems to have made Francisco Cervelli expendable as he’s now become a trade target.

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, Cervelli is gaining tons of interest from multiple teams, including the Chicago White Sox. Cotillo tweets the White Sox were among multiple ball clubs to scout Cervelli during Spring Training.

Cervelli has a lifetime .271 batting average with 8 home runs and 72 RBI’s in six years with the Yankees. He had an opportunity to be the Yankees everyday catcher in 2013, but was injured in the beginning of the season and then hit with a 50 game suspension for his involvement with the Biogenesis scandal. He’s currently (if not traded) in a competition to win the Yankees back-up catching position.

14 thoughts on “Source: Many teams interested in Francisco Cervelli

  • chiggie

    I say keep him if they don't get a quality player in return. Decent back up catchers are hard to find. Í

  • Ang

    Any time there is a positive spin to the Yankees lineup they feel the need to TRADE and down the road a bit toss money to get back what they had
    I come from the Bronx 80% of my life, now Florida, however, as any TRUE Yankee fan regurgitate at the sound of the Tampa Bay Rays. However, on the other hand, the Rays can teach most teams how to be successful from within KEEP the GOOD players the farm system produces instead of running with your head between your legs as now what u had, traded (usually for nothing half as good) and now LETS GET ANYONE to FILL THE HOLES from those excellent players that had to BE TRADED
    Lets have a Yankee team "George" would be proud of!!!

    Keep him!!!! Just a couple of months ago I thought the Yankees should be running through the streets of the Bronx looking for anyone who could HOLD a bat, much less actually hit a ball, MEMORY, the "awful 2013" and all the colorful
    "Golden oldies" who came with it should be first and foremost in your mind. For once "let another team be jealous" of the Yankees and how deep, skillful and making it look easy WE CAN WIN
    DONT DO IT!!!!! Remember 2013. Please NO
    MORE OF THAT!!!!!

  • Heri

    How many catchers do you need? I like Romine, Murphy and Sanchez ver Cisco. Create a package with a young pitcher and outfielder, get the phenom middle infielder needed, ala a Willie Randolf type trade.

  • Michael R

    The future of the Yanks behind the plate is Sanchez. Cervelli (though I like him) is expendable and ripe for trading, providing it helps the club long term.

  • tomy cassella

    yanks should keep cervelli. he is old school. and has much more hitting ability than murphy and romine. besides, he does'nt even wear batting gloves which is unheard of for a backup catcher.

  • Mark

    I do like Cervelli, but he seems to be snake bit. Injuries, getting hit by pitches or run over at the plate. And the NYY have Romine. Romine needs his chance too. Trade Francisco if we can get a decent third baseman.

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