Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 11/20/14
I held out hope until the last minute that Francisco Cervelli's hand injury was only a minor one.I had already seen the tweets announcing that Triple A Scranton catcher Austin Romine had been removed from his game shortly after Cervelli went down, but I kept telling myself that it was only as a precaution until Cervelli's bruise had been confirmed.  Of course, it wasn't a bruise. He's scheduled to have surgery today and the prognosis is at least six week recovery. Hopefully his battery-mate Ivan Nova's recovery time will be more along the lines of six days. He left the game in the third inning with elbow pain and was scheduled for an MRI last night.Back to Cervelli. The overwhelming opinion about him is that his injury is a bad break for the team. However, not everyone agrees. Chuck Johnson is an MLB prospect expert who runs a site called MLB Prospect Pulse. He thinks Cervelli did the Yankees a "favor" by getting hurt because he is not a good catcher. I was unable to convince him ot...
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