Joel Sherman of the New York Post mentioned in an article this week that the Chicago White Sox are looking for a catcher and could be interested in New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli.
In the New York Post article on July 24 it stated:
“The Rockies and White Sox are both known to be looking for catching, and both have liked Cervelli in the past … The Yankees have some interest in John Danks, but the $28.5 million he is owed in 2015-16 is worrisome.”
Sherman also wrote the White Sox also like John Ryan Murphy of the Yankees.
The potential trade for Cervelli could be something worth looking into because the White Sox have a lot of inconsistency at the catcher position with Tyler Flowers and Adrian Nieto not producing much on a consistent basis.
Cervelli has played in 20 games for the Yankees this season.
In that time he is batting .293 with seven doubles (17 hits), and five RBIs. He also has drawn five walks and has an on-base percentage of .339.
In the minors this season Cervelli has played for three different teams in Advanced A, Double-A and Triple-A for a total of 32 games.
If it would take trading Danks for an improvement at catcher … I have no problem with it. The White Sox must do something to improve their offense at catcher, because Flowers just isn’t producing enough this entire season.
Flowers has had some good moments, but his entire season just hasn’t been good enough at the plate for the White Sox to rely on him when they need a big hit.
What do you feel the White Sox should do at catcher?