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Yankees demote Francisco Cervelli

Updated: April 4, 2012, 8:40 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- The New York Yankees have acquired backup catcher Chris Stewart from the San Francisco Giants for right-handed relief pitcher George Kontos, which means Francisco Cervelli, the Yankees' backup catcher for the past three seasons, is headed to Triple-A.

It was a stunning development on the last day of training camp, coming just after Cervelli had tied the Yankees' final preseason game with a two-run home run against the Mets, and about an hour before final rosters had ...

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