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Francisco Cervelli | Catcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Francisco Cervelli will make his first career start at first base Tuesday against the Orioles.

Cervelli has never started at the position, even in the minors, but he could play a couple of games there while Mark Teixeira (hamstring) is on the disabled list. Kelly Johnson should still get most of the playing time, but he's sitting Tuesday with lefty Wei-Yin Chen on the hill for Baltimore.
Apr 8 - 10:28 AM

Francisco Cervelli homered twice Wednesday as the Yankees and Tigers played to a 7-7 tie.

Cervelli is 8-for-16 with three homers this spring. The Yankees should just keep him as Brian McCann's backup, but they're open to trading him and going with Austin Romine instead. The White Sox, Diamondbacks, Phillies and Dodgers could use him. The Indians would also make sense if they decide they want Carlos Santana playing third base primarily.
Mar 12 - 5:34 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Francisco Cervelli is drawing "lots of trade interest."

He lists the White Sox among the clubs that have been monitoring Cervelli this spring. George A. King III of the New York Post reported last month that the Yankees could trade a catcher in spring training and he also heard at the time that Chicago could be interested. If Cervelli is traded, Austin Romine would likely serve as Brian McCann's backup.
Mar 10 - 7:54 PM

Francisco Cervelli ripped a solo homer Tuesday versus the Orioles.

The catcher took Wei-Yin Chen deep with a blast in the second inning. There have been whispers about the Yankees possibly trading Cervelli during spring training, but right now he's slated to open the year as Brian McCann's backup.
Mar 4 - 9:44 PM

George A. King III of the New York Post writes that the Yankees could deal a catcher this spring to address other needs.

The Yankees could deal Francisco Cervelli, who is out of options, Austin Romine, or J.R. Murphy. King hears that the White Sox are looking for some help behind the plate and speculates that a catcher could be part of a possible package for someone like Gordon Beckham or Jeff Keppinger.
Feb 26 - 8:46 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Zoilo Almonte
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Matt Thornton
5Adam Warren
6David Huff
7Chase Whitley