I was expecting it to happen any day and now I am glad to announce that Yankees have signed 14 times all star catcher Ivan Rodriguez from the Detroit based Tigers.
I never tire from telling people, albeit only online, that Yankees stadium is just about 15-20 minutes from my place. Though I am in the better part of New York, up further north.
Yankees had to give up on Kyle for this trade who is now headed to Detroit. Basically, this deal has enabled Yankees to have a replacement for starting catcher Jorge Posada.
Since after having to go under the knife for his shoulder injury, Posada had been ruled out for some time.
Statistics lovers would be glad to know this – Ivan, known lovably as Pudge, is a 13 times Gold Glove winner and is in his 18th major league season. I came to know this from CBS.
May the new Yankee catcher continue to showcase his skills.