Sunday, July 22, 2007
The Yankees made a minor move today acquiring backup catcher Jose Molina from the Angels in exchange for pitcher Jeff Kennard. The Yankees main reasons for getting him is because he has a lot of experience that could help the team towards the end of the season. As for Jorge Posada, he is having a career year and is bound for free agency, so having a veteran catcher work with these guys may be good for the future; Although, I believe that he will be back. But having Molina, who is batting .224 with 0 HR and 10 RBIs, should allow for Posada to rest every once in a while. To make room for Molina, the Yankees will designate Wil Nieves for assignment.