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.

-Francisco Cervelli

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.