Yankees Send Francisco Cervelli To Triple-A Scranton
In a last-minute move before the regular season gets started, the New York Yankees move catcher Francisco Cervelli to their minor league affiliate in Scranton.
Despite not having a good spring, it was widely assumed that Francisco Cervelli would assume the role of backup catcher in the 2012 season. Now, he has been moved down to the Yankees Triple-A team in Scranton. Needless to say, Cervelli was very emotional when the decision came down.
Yankee manager Joe Girardi said that this was a tough decision to make. GM Brian Cashman says that Cervelli is a major league guy without a doubt, and added that they are in a good spot with Russell Martin, newly acquired backup catcher Chris Stewart, and Cervelli in the minors. Cervelli, however, is puzzled and angry about that decision.
I don’t understand their reason. I got no comments about that. Maybe the other guy is better than me right now.
The Yankees kick off their season Friday afternoon in Tampa Bay with CC Sabathia on the mound, 3:30p right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.