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Will the Yankees Have the Courage to Give Francisco Cervelli a Long-Term Shot?

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

On May 4, 2009 Yankees starting catcher, Jorge Posada, strained his hamstring running the bases. He was put on the disabled list.

Jose Molina took over as the number one catcher and the Yankees called up Francisco Cervelli, the only other catcher on their forty man roster.  Cervelli was playing at Double A Trenton at the time and was hitting .217.

Three days later, May 7, Molina was running home and came up lame with a strained quadriceps.

Cervelli replaced Molina in the game and when Molina went on the DL, Kevin Cash was called up from Triple A Scranton as the second catcher.

Cash had been on the minor league disabled list when he was called to New York.

It seemed at that tim...

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