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WATCH: Cubs, Pirates get in benches-clearing incident

The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates got into a benches-clearing incident during their one-game playoff on Wednesday after Jake Arrieta was hit by a pitch in the top of the seventh inning. Arrieta was on the hill for the Cubs and pitching a shutout. He hit Francisco Cervelli in the fifth and Josh Harrison in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Pirates MVP is… Francisco Cervelli?

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees' Cervelli takes foul tip to groin, stays in game

New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli took a foul tip straight to the groin, but toughed it out and stayed in the game Wednesday night in Detroit.Cervelli went down in the bottom of the fifth as Tigers batter Rajai Davis fouled the 0-1 pitch right into his sensitive area. We would venture to guess that Cervelli was wearing a cup, or else there's no way he would have been able...
Via Holdout Sports
August 28, 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

Yankees Rumors: Team hesitant to trade Francisco Cervelli

The New York Yankees have been rumored for days to be getting interest from across major league baseball in regards to their catching situation.  Francisco Cervelli was the catcher of the future in New York until the Yankees decided to go another route & signed Brian McCann to a five-year contract this past winter.  From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe:"But the Yankees are...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 17, 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...
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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