Report: Yankees’ Montero Will Get Shot At Posada’s Job

NEW YORK (WFAN) — There could be a major shift behind home plate in 2011 for the Yankees. Prospect Jesus Montero will get a chance to win Jorge Posada’s job as starting catcher, reports the NY Daily News.

From the Daily News:

“The consensus among the Yankees’ high command is that Montero who turns 21 on Nov. 28 – is ready to assume the starting catcher’s job, according to a source with knowledge of the team’s thinking.

“Montero’s future was among the topics of discussion during the Yankee meetings at the Stadium over the past two days, with Lee and the free-agent and trade markets dominating the conversation.”

According to the report, Posada would shift to DH if Montero wins the job coming out of spring training.

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