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The 28-year-old Cervelli is a prototypical backup catcher. He can hit some, he can get on base some, and his overall defensive makeup is anywhere from solid to above-average depending on what scouting report you're reading. What's held him back from generating a larger production sample is a combination of bad luck injuries and worse luck Triple-A demotions, but he has a reputation as a great teammate and clubhouse guy. He's hitting .500/.556/1.125 in 18 PA this spring with 3 HR, 4 RBI, and 6 R scored, and he's also thrown out 3 attempted base stealers.
In a world where well-rounded catchers are hard to find, Cervelli is a very attractive option to teams looking to improve their depth and possibly upgrade at the starting catcher spot, like the White Sox. He's under team control through 2016 and because of the missed time he hasn't accumulated as many of the standard bumps and bruises that come with the position. The Yankees have a pair of capable backup options waiting behind him, so for the right return Cervelli should definitely be available.