Via Wilmer Reina and MLBTR, forgotten backup catcher Frankie Cervelli has heard that two clubs are interested in trading for him, but the Yankees do not want to move him. Just a shot in the dark: I’m guessing the two teams are the Angels and Nationals. Both are short behind the plate due to long-term injuries at the moment.
“Now I only worry about working at my job and developing as a player,” said Frankie of the rumors. He’s hitting just .217/.272/.255 in 28 games for Triple-A Empire State following his surprise demotion at the end of Spring Training. Cervelli is the team’s third catcher and having that depth is important with Austin Romine (back) out for the foreseeable future. Frankie shouldn’t be off limits in trade talks, but the Yankees also shouldn’t be looking to just give him away.