Yanks acquire minor league catcher

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Via Scot Gregor of The Daily Herald, the Yankees have acquired catcher Chris Stewart from the White Sox for a player to be named later. You probably remember that Stewart was with the Yanks last year, going 1-for-3 with a strikeout in his lone game with the Bombers. He hit .279-.352-.371 in 86 games with Triple-A Scranton last year. This probably spells the end for Kevin Cash. (h/t MLBTR)

Gammons sees Yanks in on Holliday
Open Thread: Pics from Tampa
  • Paulie

    I am sorry but how does this spell the end for Kevin Cash? Cash has much more MLB experience (61 games last year) while Stewart has played 24 MLB games over a three year period. Cash hit .255 in 142 ABs. Stewart only had 3 ABs last year so I’ll take his AVG over a course of three MLB seasons (48 ABs), he has hit for an average of .188.

    • Paulie

      Hold on…I almost forgot Cash might have some “grit” left over from the Sox if the Yankees have not made him dispose of it yet.

    • anonymous

      Probably has more to do with Hughes and Kennedy then Kevin Cash’s BA

      • http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com Bronx Baseball Daily

        how so?

  • http://yankeesmtom.com Steven

    I would think the Yankees wouldn’t want to release Cash solely b/c the Sox would pick him up again.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Why would they pick up a player they let walk just a handful of months ago?

      • Drew

        familiarity with the young pitchers. I guess the other catchers they had set to replace him didn’t step up.

  • John

    it better be some insignificant minor leaguer…hopefully cash himself

  • Miles Roche

    Cash is batting to the tune of .316 this spring. Pretty darn good for a backup catcher. Don’t see how Stewart is better than him. . .

  • Steve O.

    I agree with mike, Pilitierre(sp?) isn’t going anywhere, and Cash would probably ask for his release if he doesn’t get playing time in AAA, or a backup role in NY. It’s crowded everywhere and there’s just no room for him. There’s a small window the Yanks keep Cash, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

  • Stanton Social

    It’s probably because Cash saw the writing on the wall, and realized Cervilli is already on the 40 man- if either catcher gets hurt for less then a week Cervilli is getting the call. Plus, Cervilli should be the everyday starter at AAA if all goes well by midseason… hence he probably wanted a chance to stick with a team for the whole year.

    Finally, Posada throwing out 3/4 runners today and declaring his shoulder 100%, furthers the argument that Cash has no shot to make the team, which Im sure he was hoping was the case and Posada wasnt as far along.

  • http://yankeesmtom.com Steven

    on further thought this probably means that Cash is making the roster.

    • AndrewYF

      I don’t know if it means that. It could mean that Cash isn’t making the roster and will be released, therefore the Yankees need a guy in the minors ready to step in just in case.

      Or it could mean that they just really like Stewart (like Chad Jennings says, he’s a rather good defensive catcher), and want him working with the young guys in AAA.

    • http://everythingbaseball.wordpress.com Aaron

      Instead of Molina? Not a chance.

      • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steve S

        in addition to

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