New York Yankees Lose Catcher For Season After Injury

New York Yankees catcher Jose Trevino's 2023 season has been cut short due to a significant tear in his right wrist that requires surgery.

Since spring training, Trevino had been dealing with a troublesome wrist issue, affecting his offensive performance, resulting in a .210 batting average, four home runs, 15 RBIs, and 15 runs scored in 157 at-bats.

Despite his efforts to play through the pain, the injury worsened, leading the team to place him on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 18.

The Yankees face challenging decisions ahead of the trade deadline to address their catching situation, as Trevino's absence leaves a void behind the plate.

In response to Trevino's injury, the Yankees have called up catcher Ben Rortvedt from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to join Kyle Higashioka in sharing catching duties for the remainder of the season.

Trevino's defensive skills will be missed, but the team hopes that Rortvedt, with his promising performance in the minor leagues, will provide suitable backup to Higashioka.

Additionally, the Yankees have promoted prospect Austin Wells to Triple-A to bolster their catching depth.

As the Yankees continue their quest for a playoff spot, they must navigate the challenges of adapting their lineup and strategies without Trevino's presence.

Despite his offensive struggles this year, his absence will be felt, and the team will need to find a reliable solution behind the plate to remain competitive in their postseason aspirations. Trevino, on the other hand, remains optimistic about his recovery and looks forward to being back in shape for the next spring training. Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports