This should really comes as no surprise.

NY Daily News:

GM Brian Cashman said Wednesday that he believes prospect Austin Romine is more likely to begin the year in Triple-A. That likely would mean Cervelli and Stewart are handling the major-league staff.

“I expect Romine to go to Triple-A,” Cashman said. “He missed all of last year, almost . . . I don’t expect him to be our everyday catcher out of the gate. He always has the possibility of taking it, but realistically, if I were in prediction mode, I’d say Triple-A. But he has a chance to alter that.”

This leaves Chris Stewart, a career .583 OPS hitter (61 OPS+), and Francisco Cervelli, who had a .657 OPS versus Triple-A pitching last year.