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Yankees catchers lacking punch this season
Russell Martin and his 21 home runs from 2012 are gone. In his stead, the Yankees have three unproven commodities: two lifetime backup catchers and a prospect coming off a back injury.
Combined, the trio of Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart and Austin Romine have a career batting average of .246, on-base percentage of .312 and an on-base plus slugging percentage of .640. Given 600 plate appearances,...