|Should Yankees consider Austin Wells for the everyday catcher role in 2024?. Should the Yankees give Austin Wells a chance to be their everyday catcher this season?
|Confident and catching Gerrit Cole, Austin Wells not taking roster spot for granted: 'I definitely don't feel secure'. Austin Wells is feeling confident at Yankees camp, but the catcher is not acting like it's a foregone conclusion that he will make the team. While Wells doesn't want to come off as sure, the 24-year-old is expected to break camp with the Yankees. A lefty-swinger with some pop, he will likely back up or platoon with Platinum Glove winner Jose Trevino. The Yankees also have Ben Rortvedt, among other backstops, on their 40-man roster.
|Yankees want Austin Wells 'focused' on playing catcher, not another position. Yankees manager Aaron Boone told the media Sunday that they want Austin Wells to focus on catching, not a new position this spring.
|Orioles will give Jackson Holliday 'every chance' to complete meteoric rise to majors. More From: Joel Sherman Austin Wells' defense must be good enough to justify his spot in Yankees lineup Yankees ignoring glaring DJ LeMahieu concerns is major risk Yankees' youngsters must step up to recognize championship dreams Michael King up for Padres challenge he couldn't get in Bronx Shohei Ohtani leads the 50 most interesting people in baseball Mike Elias promises no shenanigans when it comes to if Jackson Holliday will make Baltimore's roster to open the season. The Orioles general manager cites that it was the club's intention to begin the 2022 season with Adley Rutschman on the major league roster before he incurred a strained triceps muscle that delayed his debut by seven-plus weeks.
|Austin Wells out to prove he can handle Yankees' staff this season. More On: new york yankees Baseball awards dinner's charm will be missed if this is the end after 100 years Where 5 Yankees, Mets stars' Hall of Fame cases stack up right now Yankees lose another bullpen option as stud signs with Cubs Former MLB star heard strange 'rumor' about Yankees' messy divorce with outfielder The Yankees were impressed by what they saw in a September cameo from Austin Wells, who went a long way in answering questions about his defense behind the plate — at least as much as anyone can in 19 games. Just how much is the rookie catcher capable of handling over the course of a full season? They're about to find out, though a healthy Jose Trevino may have something to say about