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David Ross Says ‘Real Impact Catcher’ Miguel Amaya Could Play in Bigs Right Now

Barring the addition of a few more roster spots or an experiment that sees them carrying five catchers, Miguel Amaya never had a shot at breaking camp with the Cubs. That had nothing to do with pure talent, as David Ross explained Tuesday, and everything to do with ensuring that Amaya has time to develop that talent to the fullest extent.

“I told him, I said, ‘You could back up in the big leagues right now with your catching ability, catch and throw,'” Ross told reporters in Mesa. “I said, ‘But, I think you’ve got higher goals than that.