Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Yankees Have Interest In Braves Catcher David Ross
The Yankees are looking for catching help and depth and have expressed interest in former Braves back up catcher David Ross. Ross will be entering his age 35 season in 2013 and has been the best back up catcher in the league for several seasons now while backing up Brian McCann for the last four seasons. The Yankees need a starting catcher and while they are probably going to re sign Russell Martin I do not understand tipping their hand on David Ross unless they think he could be a starter. He has not topped over 200 at bats in a season since 2007 and would not take back up money or years in my opinion in what is a weak free agent market for catchers. With Chris Stewart, Austin Romine, and Francisco Cervelli already in the fold for next season along with newly claimed Eli Whiteside, who by the way is out of minor league options but should clear waivers, I cannot see a spot for David unless he is signed as a starter.