Yankees catcher Ben Rortvedt suffers oblique injury

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SARASOTA – The Yankees’ already thin catching situation has taken another hit this spring, as newly acquired Ben Rortvedt has been sidelined with an oblique injury, according to Aaron Boone.

The 24-year-old is still doing catching drills, but isn’t hitting, which figures to put his readiness for Opening Day in question.

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Rortvedt was acquired from Minnesota in the deal that also brought Josh Donaldson and Isiah Kiner-Falefa to The Bronx in exchange for Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela.

The lefty-swinging Rortvedt is expected to split time behind the plate with Kyle Higashioka.

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