New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has said so far he’s happy with the job his two catchers have done during the MLB season.
For the first time in a long time in the Bronx they have enough depth behind the plate.
Kyle Higashioka and newcomer Jose Treviño will soon be joined by young Ben Rortvedt, who is sure to stay in the minors once activated from the disabled list.
Although Treviño has done a great job defensively, the truth is that neither he nor Higashioka have been able to hit. If the Yankees are looking for a catcher who can perform better off the wood, they could take a look at the market.
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And in that scenario, the name of Tyler Stephenson is presented as an alternative. At 25 years old and in his third season in the Major Leagues, he is hitting .296/.381/.519 with 3 home runs and 3 doubles and 13 RBIs for the Cincinnati Reds.
The situation of the Reds is well known, who right now have the worst record in the majors, with just 6 wins in 30 games.
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— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 7, 2022
That will lead them to listen to offers for several of their players and Stephenson will surely have suitors. For the Yankees it would be a good deal, because he won’t even cost them too much.
The youngster can also play first base and left field and to acquire him they won’t have to give up any of their top prospects.
Including one of their pitchers like Brendan Beck in the package will suffice, although it could also be the occasion to deliver one of the players who do not have a place on the roster like Miguel Andújar.