(Looks like he knew almost immediately. Courtesy of the AP)
Concerns about the Yankees' catching contingent were constant this offseason after the team surprisingly allowed Russell Martin to walk. The crew left behind, headlined by Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli, wasn't particularly deep or especially talented, at least based on career numbers. The focus was always on how the 2-headed monster of Stewvelli would be able to replace the lost production of Martin, and never what the Yankees might have to do if one of them got hurt, which is surprising given the physical beating a catchers take. Last night the team and the entire Yankosphere got slapped in the face with that reality when Cervelli left the game with a broken right hand. He's scheduled for surgery today and will miss at least 6 weeks, leaving Stewart as the lone Major League catcher still standing and the Yankees with another injury obstacle to overcome. After the jump, some thoughts on the injury and its impact.