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.