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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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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
3Austin Romine
4J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Antoan Richardson
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10Chaz Roe
11Bryan Mitchell
12Chase Whitley
13David Phelps