Interesting roster move by the Yanks this afternoon: When they activated catcher Jorge Posada from the 15-day disabled list, they designated Kevin Cash for assignment. Francisco Cervelli will remain with the club as the backup catcher until Jose Molina returns from his leg injury. As Posada is both 37 and coming off of a quick recovery period for a hamstring pull, Cervelli should see his fair share of innings behind the dish.
I am intrigued by this move mostly because the Yanks didn’t have to make it right now. Since Posada was already on the 40-man roster, the Yanks didn’t have to DFA Kevin Cash. The Yanks probably like Cervelli’s defense more than Cash’s, and I would agree there. Anyway, Cash will probably just wind up back in AAA soon enough, and that’s that.
Update: For posterity’s sake, Kevin Cash was not DFA’d. He actually had an option left. The Yankees optioned him down to AAA. He will remain with the organization. Works for me.