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FRANCISCO CERVELLI RUMORS

Cervelli enjoys Classic experience with Italy

For Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, the World Baseball Classic was just as good -- if not better -- the second time around.
Via Pirates.com
8 days ago

Pirates catcher Cervelli hoping for healthier 2017

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Before he broke his hand while taking a swing last June, Francisco Cervelli already had been on the disabled list at least a half-dozen times. That didn't make it any easier for the Pittsburgh Pirates catcher to accept having to sit out a big chunk of the season. Cervelli missed five weeks after having surgery to repair the hook of his hamate bone. Even after...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 MLB catchers for 2017

An elite catcher is one of the greatest weapons a team can possess. He factors into every pitch throughout the game, while also controlling the run game, aligning the defense and communicating with the bench. It can be the difference between a good, great and championship level team. So no wonder there are seven World Series titles combined among the players that make the list below...
Via Yardbarker
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Pirates Keep Francisco Cervelli as a Bargain

The weakest free agent class in recent memory just got weaker again, as Francisco Cervelli has now joined Stephen Strasburg in taking a mid-season extension rather than testing the open market this winter. Sources: Francisco Cervelli has signed a three-year contract extension with the Pirates. Total money is $31 million. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 17, 2016 As Passan notes...
Via Fangraphs
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Pirates MVP is… Francisco Cervelli?

By Matthew Kory Everyone makes mistakes. Some marry people they shouldn’t. Some cheat on their taxes. Some refuse to eat their dinner and find out later I won’t give them dessert and then throw a holy fit that prevents me from starting my article on how Francisco Cervelli is the Pittsburgh Pirates MVP until very late. But I will persevere. Welcome to an article about how Francisco...
Via Fangraphs
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Francisco Cervelli Takes Foul Ball To Groin, Stays In Game (Video)

Catchers wear a ton of protective equipment both inside and outside of their uniforms, but sometimes that’s not enough. Francisco Cervelli got a tough reminder of that Wednesday night. The New York Yankees catcher was felled by a foul ball from Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis. That’s nothing out of the ordinary, as catchers get hit by foul balls all the time. It’s usually...
Via NESN.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Cervelli Placed On DL After Injury From Controversial Play

The New York Yankees may have won the call, but they lost a first baseman. The Yankees announced today that catcher Francisco Cervelli will head to the 15-day Disabled List for a strained hamstring that he suffered during a controversial play against the Boston Red Sox Sunday night at Yankee Stadium. With runners on first and third and one out in the fourth inning, Cervelli hit a...
Via NESN.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Francisco Cervelli is more valuable as backup than trade chip

Rumors have been swirling over the last few weeks about New York Yankees backup catcher Francisco Cervelli being a target of other teams because of the Yankees’ depth at the position. It would seem teams might be ready to send offers to the Bombers based on Cervelli’s experience and his impressive offensive performance this spring. Maybe they already have.Usually if a player...
Via Yankees Unscripted
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hitting in the clutch: Frankie Cervelli has his first 2-HR game, and it might mean his ticket out of Yankee Hell

I like Francisco Cervelli. Always have. Twice, he's been rushed to hospitals in ambulances, still wearing his NY jersey. He's a homegrown Yank, a fighter - albeit a snake-bitten one - who somehow managed to stay positive during some of the most depressing scenarios any player could imagine. (How about an entire season on a bus, traveling the New York State Thruway?) And...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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