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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
College: None
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Fracisco Cervelli (head) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds.
Cervelli was hit by a foul ball on Wednesday and needed three stitches behind his left ear, but like all great folk heroes, the 29-year-old catcher is not to held down by a few stitches. He's back in the lineup for Friday's contest with the Reds, bringing his .299/.375/.406 triple-slash, seven homers and 43 RBI along for the ride. Oct 2 - 4:05 PM

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Francisco Cervelli hit a grand slam in the Pirates' 8-2 win over the Cardinals in the first half of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader at PNC Park.

Cervelli went yard to left field in the bottom of the fourth inning immediately after Michael Wacha issued an intentional walk to Pedro Alvarez. Cervelli has been a terrific find for the Pirates, now with a .300/.377/.408 slash line, seven home runs, and 43 RBI in 126 games this season. Pittsburgh is still alive in the NL Central race.
Sep 30 - 4:32 PM

Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

The Pirates have won eight in a row. Cervelli has now hit safely in six straight games and has multiple hits in four of them. His batting average is back up to .304 for the year. There were big questions about how Cervelli would fare as the Pirates' regular catcher after Russell Martin left for Toronto, but he's been a big key in their season.
Sep 26 - 4:55 PM

Francisco Cervelli returned to the Pirates' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers

Cervelli exited Thursday's game after hurting his leg in a home plate collision and wasn't in the lineup on Friday. He'll bat seventh against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. Cervelli has had a strong year offensively, hitting .298 with six homers and 39 RBI in 396 at-bats.
Sep 19 - 5:52 PM

Francisco Cervelli left Thursday's game against the Cubs for precautionary reasons.

Cervelli got banged up on a home plate collision with Anthony Rizzo in the top of the sixth inning and Michael Morse pinch-hit for him in the next half inning. However, fortunately for the Pirates, he's expected to be fine.
Sep 17 - 4:10 PM

Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Chris Stewart will start behind the plate. Look for Cervelli to catch the nightcap.
Sep 15 - 10:20 AM

Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. Chris Stewart is behind the dish while Cervelli rests.
Sep 11 - 3:15 PM

Francisco Cervelli reached five times Thursday, going 3-for-4 with two walks against the Brewers.

Cervelli has been a terrific replacement for Russell Martin this season, hitting .303/.384/.417 and playing fine defense behind the plate for the Pirates. As much as they would have liked to have come up with the money to keep Martin around, it seems they're better off with the way things worked out.
Sep 11 - 12:05 AM

Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk and a strikeout in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Cervelli's RBI single in the eighth inning pushed the Pirate advantage to 5-0. Over the course of 366 at-bats, the veteran backstop has hit to a surprisingly competent number at .298/.374/.413. He's also driven in 38 runs, which ties his career-high set back in 2010 when he played for the Yankees.
Sep 5 - 12:34 AM

Francisco Cervelli (feet) tripled and scored a run in his return to action Thursday.

Cervelli sat out Wednesday's game after injuring both of his feet Tuesday, but he'll be fine. He's sporting a nifty .306/.374/.428 batting line for the Bucs.
Aug 28 - 8:36 AM

Francisco Cervelli (feet) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Cervelli fouled a ball off his right foot and jammed his left food during Tuesday's game. He's expected to be fine, but it's no surprise he's getting a breather in this one. Chris Stewart is behind the plate.
Aug 26 - 4:05 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Josh Bell
4Jake Goebbert
2B1Neil Walker
2Gift Ngoepe
3Maxwell Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Keon Broxton
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Harold Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Charlie Morton
4Tyler Glasnow
5Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Arquimedes Caminero
3Tony Watson
4Jared Hughes
5Rob Scahill
6Bobby LaFromboise
7Jorge Rondon