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Is Francisco Cervelli the Catcher of the Future in New York?

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

On May 5 of this year, the New York Yankees were hurt badly when they lost starting catcher Jorge Posada to injury. Posada already had five homers and 20 RBI and was looking good as new.

This injury wasn't a surprise, though, because Posada has been banged up for a while. 

But there was no need to worry, as the Yankees had a dependable backup in Jose Molina. 

And for two days, Molina started until he went down himself with a quad injury on May 8.

Now it was time to panic for Yankees fans. Who were we going to go to with our starter and backup both injured?

And the answer was in Venezuelan-born catcher Francisco Cervelli.

Cervelli was signed by the Yankees in...

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