- Associated Press - Friday, March 4, 2011

TAMPA, FLA. (AP) - New York Yankees backup catcher Francisco Cervelli will be in a protective boot for at least four weeks because of a broken left foot.

Cervelli was hurt when he fouled a ball off his foot Wednesday against Houston. It’s not known how long he will be sidelined.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced the extent of the injury before Friday night’s game against Boston. Girardi said there are no plans to use Jorge Posada, who is moving from catcher to designated hitter this season, behind the plate in spring training games.

Russell Martin is the Yankees‘ starter at catcher, with several contenders to be his backup.

Cervelli hasn’t had much luck in spring training. Last season he was sidelined with a concussion and in 2008 he broke his wrist.

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