08:17 AM ET 12.26 | New York's offseason departures included Russell Martin, which left a hole behind the plate in the Bronx. If they aren't involved in a trade or acquisition for a starting catcher, it looks as if the Yankees will begin Spring Training with catching options that include veterans Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli to go along with 24-year-old prospect Austin Romine. ... Receiving the ball well, moving well behind the plate, working well with his pitchers and controlling the running game are attributes that Romine will bring to the catching corps of the New York Yankees. While his offense remains a work in progress, the club will benefit by his leadership potential in a crucial position during the Yankees' current roster transition.