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Just 16 games into the season, the Yankees have already had five players man first base – one of whom had fewer than five games of experience at the position and three players who had previously only set foot on a first base bag when rounding the bases.
The chronology goes like this:
- Mark Teixeira strained his hamstring on April 4, just four games into his season, and went on the disabled...Read more »
Following a recent stretch of injuries for the Yankees -- injuries that grew so numerous Carlos Beltran had to spend several innings at first base on Sunday night -- reinforcements are on the way.
The Yankees have called up catcher John Ryan Murphy and selected the contract of infielder Scott Sizemore. Catcher Francisco Cervelli, who suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain running to first base...Read more »
Mark Teixeira's stay on the disabled list has forced Joe Girardi into a peculiar position: forcing Francisco Cervelli into a peculiar position.
Cervelli has played all but six of his 202 major league games at catcher, spending four games (five innings) at third base and two games (three innings) at second base in odd, emergency situations. In 310 minor league games, Cervelli played 309 games...Read more »
The Yankees and catcher Francisco Cervelli have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a one-year, non-guaranteed deal on Thursday.
The team did not disclose how much the deal was worth, but CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that the deal is worth $700,000.
Cervelli played in 17 games in 2013, hitting .269 with a .377 on-base percentage, three home runs and eight RBIs. He broke his right...Read more »
Of all the free agent decisions the Yankees made prior to the 2013 season, two are quite notable as the playoffs arrive: letting Nick Swisher and Russell Martin walk.
Swisher went on to sign a four-year, $56 million deal with the Indians and Martin inked a two-year, $15 million contract with the Pirates. Both players' teams made the playoffs as a Wild Card, with Martin slamming two home runs...Read more »