3 catchers the Yankees could acquire before the trade deadline [Sports News]
The New York Yankees did not go to the MLB market when they injured several minor league catchers before Opening Day 2023.
But the strained hamstring that will keep starter Jose Treviño out of major league action may lead management to seek a catching trade before the deadline.
With Ben Rortvedt healthy and a promise like Austin Wells announcing his arrival in the majors in a short time, in New York they could look for a catcher to assume the role of backup and with whom they do not have to tie themselves up in the long term.
The Guardians’ poor situation this season may lead them to hear offers for some of their pieces, and veteran Zunino may be one, because he’ll be a free agent at the end of the season. For the Yankees, the 32-year-old player is an option, not because of his offensive numbers (he has a line of .165/.276/.318 with 2 home runs, 7 doubles and 7 RBIs in 29 games) but because of his knowledge of the Eastern division after spending four seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays.