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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
Contract: view contract details

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Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.
He's just receiving a breather. Chris Stewart is behind the plate Sunday in Cervelli's place. Apr 19 - 10:46 AM

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Francisco Cervelli had a two-run homer and an RBI single in the Pirates' 7-3 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Cervelli has four homers in 32 at-bats this spring after hitting just two in 146 at-bats for the Yankees last season. Then again, he has also had four homers in 37 at-bats last spring, so perhaps it's a good idea not to read very much into it. He should be a solid regular for the Pirates after being brought in to replace Russell Martin, but it's not likely to result in a whole lot of fantasy value.
Mar 31 - 4:09 PM

Francisco Cervelli hit a pair of solo homers to lead a Pirates split-squad to a 4-2 win over the Twins on Friday.

Cervelli had two homers in 146 at-bats as Brian McCann's backup in New York last year, so power isn't really his game. He should be a perfectly solid regular for the Pirates; it just doesn't figure to translate into a lot of fantasy value because he'll be hitting at the bottom of the order and he won't supply many homers.
Mar 20 - 4:03 PM

Pirates and C Francisco Cervelli avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $987,500 contract.

It's a modest raise for Cervelli, who was in his second year of arbitration eligibility. The former Yankee will get a chance to play regularly in Pittsburgh after coming over in a trade back in November.
Jan 16 - 12:55 PM

Yankees traded C Francisco Cervelli to the Pirates for LHP Justin Wilson.

Cervelli was behind Brian McCann in New York, but he'll be in the mix to be the Pirates' Opening Day catcher if they don't improve their roster. The Cervelli acquisition hints at the Bucs' pessimism about free agent Russell Martin returning to Pittsburgh. Cervelli hit .301/.370/.432 in 146 at-bats this past season for New York.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 09:04:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the Yankees have traded Francisco Cervelli to the Pirates.

Heyman didn't have the specifics on what the Yankees are getting in return for the 28-year-old. Cervelli hit .301/.370/.432 in 146 at-bats with the Yankees this past season. With the Bucs bracing for Russell Martin's departure via free agency, Cervelli is a nice safety blanket in the event they can't find a more suitable starter this winter.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 08:53:00 PM

Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-3 and drove home a run, leading the Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Friday.

Cervelli also drew a walk, reaching base safely in three of his four trips. He's done a nice job when he's been able to remain on the field this year, slashing .293/.361/.429 with a pair of homers and 13 RBI in 47 games.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:44:00 PM

Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-3 at the plate Tuesday in his return to the lineup.

Cervelli had been out since September 2 because of migraine headaches. They shouldn't be an issue moving forward.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 04:40:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that Francisco Cervelli (migraine headaches) is "getting closer" to returning to action.

Cervelli hasn't played since September 2 due to migraine headaches but has been catching in the bullpen. It's been an injury-shortened season for the 28-year-old, as Cervelli missed nearly two months earlier this year with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 09:44:00 AM

Yankees activated C Francisco Cervelli from the 60-day disabled list.

Cervelli missed nearly two months with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain but is ready to back up Brian McCann again. John Ryan Murphy has been optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Francisco Cervelli (hamstring) is not expected to be activated from the disabled list until Tuesday.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi had indicated that Cervelli could return over the weekend, but apparently the club has decided to give him a couple more days on his rehab assignment. John Ryan Murphy will stick around for a bit longer.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that it's possible Francisco Cervelli (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list this weekend.

Cervelli began a rehab assignment at Double-A Trenton recently after missing nearing two months with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain. John Ryan Murphy is expected to be optioned to Triple-A to make room for Cervelli.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Francisco Cervelli (hamstring) has begun a rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton.

Cervelli has gone 0-for-7 with one walk through his first two games, but the results are secondary to how he's feeling. The catcher has been sidelined since mid-April with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Francisco Cervelli (hamstring) caught three innings in an extended spring training game Monday.

Cervelli also doubled and walked in three trips to the plate. The catcher has been sidelined since mid-April with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain. He should be back on the Yankees' active roster in a week or two.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Francisco Cervelli (hamstring) has been running on a treadmill and said he's "not 100 percent, but it's getting closer."

Cervelli went down with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain in mid-April. He could resume hitting this weekend but isn't expected back for another month.
Mon, May 12, 2014 08:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Radhames Liz
6Arquimedes Caminero
7Rob Scahill
8Brandon Cumpton