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Francisco Cervelli | Catcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Francisco Cervelli went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.
The 29-year-old was a quiet pickup this past offseason after the Pirates lost Russell Martin, but he's been an offensive plus for the Bucs this year. The multi-hit game was Cervelli's fourth in a row, raising his line to .301/.367/.410 with 32 RBI and 32 runs scored on the season. Jul 29 - 12:02 AM

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Francisco Cervelli (wrist) is back in the Pirates' starting lineup Thursday versus the Nationals.

Cervelli missed two games after taking a pitch off his right arm on Monday night. He is starting at catcher and batting seventh in Thursday's series opener at PNC Park.
Jul 23 - 3:55 PM

Francisco Cervelli (wrist) is out of the Pirates' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Cervelli had a knot on his arm Tuesday after getting hit by a pitch on Monday night. He should be fine in a day or two. Chris Stewart will start behind the plate as the Royals wrap up a big three-game series in Kansas City.
Jul 22 - 4:34 PM

Francisco Cervelli (wrist) is out of the Pirates' lineup on Tuesday night against the Royals.

Cervelli suffered some minor swelling in his right wrist Monday when he got hit by a pitch. He'll be available on Tuesday, but only in an emergency. Chris Stewart is starting at catcher for the Bucs at Kauffman Stadium.
Jul 21 - 5:44 PM

Francisco Cervelli left Monday's game versus the Royals with right wrist discomfort.

Cervelli was hit by a pitch in the wrist and it eventually became too sore, forcing him from the game in the bottom of the seventh. It appears at this point that it's a day-to-day situation.
Jul 20 - 10:57 PM

Francisco Cervelli left Monday's game against the Royals with an apparent injury.

It's unclear what happened with Cervelli, but he was visited by the Pirates' trainer in the bottom of the seventh and then walked off the field. The club should have an update on him shortly.
Jul 20 - 10:43 PM

Francisco Cervelli was ejected from Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Vic Carapazza called a foul tip in the second inning when it looked like Mark Reynolds swung and missed for strike three. Cervelli lost it when Reynolds homered on the next pitch and was promptly tossed from the game. Chris Stewart took Cervelli's place behind the plate.
Jul 11 - 9:12 PM

Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday.

He was in the original lineup but was scratched due to what was simply referred to as a manager's decision. Chris Stewart will catch in Cervelli's place.
Jul 7 - 7:10 PM

Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

It's a rare day off for him when Gerrit Cole isn't on the mound. Chris Stewart is catching in Cervelli's place.
Jun 26 - 3:20 PM

Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

As he has done all season, Chris Stewart is catching Gerrit Cole. Cervelli will be available off the bench.
Jun 24 - 2:31 PM

Francisco Cervelli walked and clubbed his second home run of the season in four trips to the plate Tuesday as the Pirates fended off the White Sox.

Cervelli padded the Pirates' lead to 3-0 in the sixth inning with a home run off of Jose Quintana. Though power isn't the name of his game, Cervelli has otherwise been a surprising contributor, batting .324/.404/.418 with 19 RBI.
Jun 16 - 10:13 PM

Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Chris Stewart has been serving as the personal catcher for Gerrit Cole. Cervelli will come off the bench.
Jun 7 - 11:31 AM

Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Monday.

Chris Stewart has been serving as the personal catcher for Gerrit Cole, who is starting Monday. Cervelli will be available off the bench.
Jun 1 - 6:20 PM

Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

He's just resting with it being a day game after a night game. Chris Stewart is behind the dish in Cervelli's place.
May 27 - 10:53 AM

Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-2 with a walk and a three-run home run as the Pirates topped the Marlins on Monday.

Cervelli gave the Pirates a 3-1 lead in the second inning with a three-run blast off of David Phelps. Not exactly known for his power, that was Cervelli's first homer of the season. The catcher is batting a solid .316/.381/.404 with 13 RBI on the year.
May 25 - 9:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
3Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5J.A. Happ
6Jeff Locke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Bobby LaFromboise
8Brandon Cumpton
9Joe Blanton