April 5, 2012 12:00 AM
“What can I say?” Cervelli said after hitting a two-run homer for the Yankees in their spring training finale win over the Mets. “It’s not my decision. I’m disappointed with this.”
“If they want me to prove that I can catch in the big leagues, I’ll go there and I’ll prove it,” he added. “Just got to keep moving forward, that’s it.”
Cervelli’s demotion came after the Yankees acquired catcher Chris Stewart from San Francisco for pitcher George Kontos. General manager Brian Cashman said Stewart will be the backup, while Cervelli provides organizational depth with minor league catcher Austin Romine sidelined indefinitely because of a back injury.
“I don’t understand their reason,” said Cervelli. “I think you have to ask Cashman or somebody else "
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Wednesday, April 04, 2012 by Boston.com
Dillon Gee gave up one run and four hits over five innings. Backup catcher Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer for the Yankees, then was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a surprise move after the game.Read more
Thursday, April 05, 2012 by Asbury Park Press
CC Sabathia will make his fourth straight Opening Day start for the Yankees today. / AP ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — Chris Stewart took a red-eye flight from Southern California, and when the new Yankees backup catcher landed in Tampa at 9 am on Thursday, ...Read more
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 by Washington Post
San Francisco also traded catcher Chris Stewart to the New York Yankees for right-handed minor league reliever George Kontos. That move brings the roster to the 25-player limit for opening day Friday at defending division champion Arizona.Read more