Jose Trevino
Yankees catcher Jose Trevino walks to the dugout before an MLB baseball game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Jose Trevino, acquired by the Yankees in a trade earlier in 2022, brought a wealth of experience and defensive prowess to the team’s catching corps. He grabbed a lot of catching time behind the plate as the team’s primary starter alongside Kyle Higashioka. However, the 2023 season turned the tide for Trevino.

The veteran catcher suffered a wrist injury which worsened over time as Jose Trevino treated it as a harmless niggle. However, eventually, on doctors’ advice, the catcher underwent surgery and was shut down for the season. Meanwhile, ahead of spring training, Trevino made a rare public appearance and shared the latest health update with the media.


Jose Trevino To Bounce Back In Spring Training After Recovery From Wrist Injury

Jose Trevino is a master of the art of pitch-framing. It has helped him unseat Kyle Higashioka as the Yankees’ starting catcher.Credit…Julio Cortez/Associated Press

Veteran catcher Jose Trevino suffered a wrist niggle last season, which hampered his effectiveness on the mound. When his run production dropped down significantly, the medical staff conducted a detailed examination and advised the catcher to opt for immediate surgery. Accordingly, Trevino was ruled out for the season. Regardless, the injury happened six months ago. And just days ahead of spring training, the catcher shared the latest update on his off-season grind. Jose Trevino attended a Pinstripe Pride event and said he has resumed catching batting, and field drills. He is fully healthy and committed to attending spring training without any limitations. Not only that, the catcher said the Yanks are going to be a great team this year.

He has faith in the work put in by the front office this off-season. Jose Trevino also addressed Marcus Stroman‘s additional and rated the pitcher highly. Having said that, the news of Trevino’s expected readiness for spring training comes as a relief for the Yankees. Trevino’s availability without limitations is a testament to his dedication to rehabilitation and conditioning during the offseason. Additionally, Trevino’s presence adds depth to the Yanks’ catching rotation. It will allow manager Aaron Boone more options to manage his lineup and pitch staff effectively. Momentarily, Jose Trevino will likely play as an everyday catcher along with prospect Austin Wells. Given he stays healthy, the catcher could see a lot of time behind the plate. Overall, the catcher’s expected entry bodes well for the Bronx Bombers as they gear up for the upcoming season.

Austin Wells Eyeing A Full Season With Yankees In 2024!

Yankees catching prospect Austin Wells Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

Catching prospect, Austin Wells made his major league debut for the New York Yankees in September last season. He immediately impressed the Yankee staff and staked claim on an everyday starter’s role. Moreover, Kyle Higashioka’s trade to the San Diego Padres further paved the way for Wells to launch his career as a major league starter.

Meanwhile, ahead of spring training, Austin Wells attended a Pinstripe Pride event and shed insights on his debut season takeaways. Wells revealed how the game is the same in the minors as well as the majors. It’s just the atmosphere that adds to the pressure. Regardless, Wells considers himself lucky as he got to witness the Yankee stadium’s madness early in September. He will look to capitalize on the experience to post a successful season this year.

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