Francisco Cervelli really can't catch a break, can he? The broken hand from April continues to haunt him after the Yankees announced yesterday that he had suffered a stress reaction in his right elbow that will cause him to be shut down for at least 2 weeks. The team believes he re-aggravated an old elbow problem trying to change his throwing motion to compensate for the hand. He had been doing throwing and hitting drills in Tampa for a few weeks and was part of the mob expected back sometime after the All Star break but that's off the table.
The question now becomes what will the Yankees do in response? They have been letting catching upgrade options go by on the waiver wire for the last few weeks despite an obvious need for an offensive upgrade over the Stewart-Romine tandem. If Cervelli is now out until mid-August or later, will they take a more active approach in looking for that upgrade or will they go with with they've got?