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Francisco Cervelli | Catcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Nov 12 - 9:04 PM

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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.
Nov 12 - 8:53 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.
Sep 26 - 10:44 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.
Sep 17 - 4:40 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.
Sep 14 - 9:44 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.
Jun 17 - 6:13 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.
Jun 13 - 8:47 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.
Jun 12 - 6:58 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.
Jun 8 - 10:13 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.
Jun 2 - 2:04 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.
May 12 - 8:44 PM

Yankees transferred C Francisco Cervelli from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Scott Sizemore on the 40-man roster. Cervelli suffered a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring on Sunday and can now be ruled out until mid-June.
Apr 15 - 12:51 PM

Yankees placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.

An MRI taken Monday revealed the Grade 2 hamstring strain, which could sideline Cervelli for over a month. Austin Romine will presumably be called up from Triple-A to fill in as Brian McCann's backup.
Apr 14 - 2:57 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Francisco Cervelli will get an MRI exam on his injured hamstring.

Girardi noted that he doesn't expect Cervelli to be day-to-day, so a trip to the disabled list could be in the cards. With the team's mounting injury woes, they don't have the luxury of carrying injured players since they need healthy bodies.
Apr 13 - 11:27 PM

Francisco Cervelli was removed from Sunday's game against the Red Sox in the fourth inning after suffering an apparent hamstring injury.

Cervelli pulled up lame after trying to beat out a double play ground ball at first base. No word yet on the extent of the injury or what type of time he may miss. Carlos Beltran replaced him at first base, making his first career appearance at the position.
Apr 13 - 9:37 PM

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C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
4Elias Diaz
5Sebastian Valle
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
3Sean Rodriguez
2B1Neil Walker
2Gustavo Nunez
3Jake Elmore
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
2Deibinson Romero
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
3Andrew Lambo
4Willy Garcia
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
7Jeremy Bleich
8Nick Kingham
9Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4John Holdzkom
5Jared Hughes
6Brandon Cumpton
7Stolmy Pimentel
8Casey Sadler
9Bobby LaFromboise
10Rob Scahill
11Radhames Liz
12Deolis Guerra
13Blake Wood
14Brad Lincoln