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The Yankees are going to call up Jesus Montero “in the very near future”

Aug 1, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

Jesus Montero

The exact timeline is unclear, but the Trenton Times reports that the Yankees are going to call up catcher Jesus Montero “in the very near future.”

Montero was rumored to be the fodder of a possible Ubaldo Jimenez deal at the deadline, but one gets the sense that the Yankees weren’t keen on trading him.  It probably is high time, however, that they figure out exactly what they have in this kid.  A catcher by trade, his bat is his calling card, and when he comes to New York he’d likely spend a good amount of time at DH.

He’s hitting .283/.342/.429 with ten homers in AAA this year. Last year he hit to the tune of .289/.353/.517.  Still, it’s worth remembering that he’s only 21, even if he has been talked about for what seems like forever.

  1. bobwheel - Aug 1, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    So, what is the corresponding roster move – release Posada?

  2. proudlycanadian - Aug 1, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Obviously, the Trenton Times has better sources than the New York Times.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 1, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    might as well bring him up, posada aint hitting

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM

      The trouble Harry is that Posada ain’t Posada. That is a borg pretending to be Posada.

  4. nynewsblob - Aug 1, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Pack your bags Cervelli

  5. humanexcrement - Aug 1, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    The Yankees have gotten wise to the benefits of home-grown talent, and are reluctant to part with top-tier prospects. Unfortunately they’re also reluctant to rely on them and ultimately would rather have AJ Burnett than Ivan Nova (not a top-tier prospect, but he does have a higher upside than Burnett at this point). That’s just one example, but the Yankees would rather have past their prime veterans than untested prospects. The result is a logjam of talent at the upper levels of the minor leagues. But hey, they’ve succeeded in building one of the best AAA teams around. Congrats. Now let’s bring up Montero and sit him on the bench, then call up Banoelos and put him in the back of the bullpen. That’ll help.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 1, 2011 at 3:14 PM

      Unfortunately they’re also reluctant to rely on them and ultimately would rather have AJ Burnett than Ivan Nova (not a top-tier prospect, but he does have a higher upside than Burnett at this point)

      Haha, no Nova does not have a higher upside than Burnett.

  6. deathmonkey41 - Aug 1, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Thanks for the memories Jorge!

  7. yournuts - Aug 1, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Jorge is not going anywhere and neither is Cervelli. I think that it will happen when the Roster is expanded and it would be a situation where the Yankees would give Montero a taste of what it is like on the Big Club. Jorge will hit and will be a valuable part of this team. The future of this club will be to bring the talent along slowly and let them get a taste of life in the AL East. We have all seen what desperation has done to many clubs to try to win now. The Sox got Erik Bedard because their pitching is in turmoil and see the Yankees in the rear view mirror. The Sox move could backfire because Bedard has plenty of health problems and has not pitched in a whole season in years.The Yankees are in a great position without the services of many of their important parts. Arod will be back soon to contribute and the pitching has more than held up. August and September will be interesting to see how things will play out!

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