According to Joel Sherman who is a baseball columnist for the New York Post, reports that the Colorado Rockies have been keeping an eye on New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, along with the Chicago White Sox.
This may be a sign that the Rockies are looking for an experienced catcher who can help the young pitchers like Tyler Matzek with game-calling and what comes with it. Wilin Rosario, who is the teams starting catcher, has been struggling mightily this season behind the plate and defensively. The Rockies said they aren’t interested in trading Rosario right now but don’t be surprised if there is talk during the offseason.
Cervelli, 28, has appeared in 20 games this season for the Yankees. The native of Venezuela is batting .293/.339/.414 with 17 hits in 58 at-bats. He has collected 7 doubles and 5 RBI’s over that span. Cervelli is a career .273 hitter with a fielding percentage of .983. Cervelli was 5th in the AL in 2010 with 45 assists at the catching position.
The Seattle Mariners expressed interest in Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs yesterday but it sounds like the Rockes are mum on moving the outfielder who is having a career year in the thin air at Coors Field.
And of course, you’ve probably already heard about the Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez trade chatter as the New York Mets have inquired about their services. It sounds like Dick Monfort isn’t interested in trading Tulo unless he demands a trade from the team.