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Farewell Flaherty: Kelly Stinnett Coming In For Backup Duty
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
He and Johnson can bond over their happiness to not have to wear purple anymore...

The New York Daily News is reporting today that the Yanks have signed veteran catcher Kelly Stinnett to replace John Flaherty, who has served as Posada’s backup catcher for the past three seasons. Numbers-wise, Stinnett is very similar to Flaherty: neither hits for much power and it is doubtful that either catcher’s OBP will be striking fear into the hearts of any opposing pitcher. No matter, though - - the last thing the Yanks should be concerned about is offense, and Stinnett’s defense is very serviceable. In fifty-six catching appearances last year he had 237 put-outs and 15 assists and he holds a lifetime .984 FP.

The only factor I would be concerned about is the fact that in 2004 Stinnett underwent Tommy John surgery. However, his 2005 season seemed to be about on par with his pre-surgery performance, so his health shouldn’t pose a problem in 2006.

Last year Flaherty’s main role was Johnson’s personal catcher since the Unit seemed to do better with John than he did with Jorge. Cashman has said that he isn’t too concerned with finding a catcher specifically for Johnson, but Stinnett is familiar with Johnson as they worked together on the D-backs in 1999 and 2000.

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