3 catchers Yankees could trade for to fill Jose Trevino's shoes

Or they could just roll with Austin Wells...

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Omar Narvaez, New York Mets

Hal Steinbrenner and Steve Cohen have been considerably friendlier than their predecessors. It wouldn't be out of character to watch them consummate a deal, whereas Hal's predecessor George used to throw trash cans around when the Yankees lost spring exhibitions to their crosstown rivals. Oh, how times have changed.

For all the talk about a handshake agreement to halt an Aaron Judge pursuit last winter, the era of good feelings between these two clubs hasn't actually produced a trade yet.

What about Omar Narvaez to the Bronx for some surplus relief help?

Narvaez, a 31-year-old backstop who was an All-Star as recently as 2021 in Milwaukee, is hotshot rookie Francisco Álvarez's rarely-used backup in Flushing these days. Unable to get into a rhythm with a true stud ahead of him (and unable to start the season after a moderate calf strain), the former star is under contract for $8 million this season.

Tomás Nido is no longer on the Mets' roster, but Michael Perez lurks in the minors as a potential backup option if Narvaez is moved. Maybe the Yankees can up the ante and include a long-term controllable reliever like Ron Marinaccio or Ian Hamilton in order to get the Mets to be pals and eat the cost? Marinaccio has slumped lately, and with Jonathan Loaisiga supposedly heading back soon, this might be a chance at a fresh start for two currently-aggrieved parties.

The one thing the Yankees seem to print is viable bullpen arms. Don't discount this possibility.

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