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We shall not let Francisco Cervelli leave without remembering a few great moments...

After Jeter, Frankie Cervelli was the longest Yankee, in terms of seniority. And this is not a knock on his trade to Pittsburgh: We all knew he needed to be somewhere else, and I'm sure Brian Cashman called every team in baseball and received for Cervelli the most that anybody was willing to give.Still... Frankie gave us some great memories.March 2008. In an exhibition game,...

Pirates Go to the Pitch-Framing Well, Add Francisco Cervelli

Did you read the article from a week ago about the Astros trading for Hank Conger? Great, then you’ve already read this article, too. The Pirates just followed a similar path, sending Justin Wilson to the Yankees in exchange for backstop Francisco Cervelli. Wilson’s left-handed and cost-controlled, and he throws hard, so the Yankees see […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Cervelli Trade History, Future of Ike Davis, d’Arnaud Signs With Phillies

Last night I mentioned that the Pittsburgh Pirates had previously expressed interest in Francisco Cervelli multiple times. They finally acquired him from the Yankees yesterday for Justin Wilson. Joel Sherman reports that this isn’t the first time a Wilson/Cervelli deal was proposed. Sometimes trades take time to occur: #Yankees proposed Cervelli for Wilson 2 yrs ago. Teams re...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Trade Francisco Cervelli To Pirates For Reliever Justin Wilson

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for reliever Justin Wilson. Mainly a backup with the Yankees, the 28-year-old Cervelli batted .301 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 49 games last season. The Pirates could have an opening at catcher if they are unable to re-sign Russell Martin, a free agent who declined...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Cervelli for Justin Wilson

- The Pirates may have already found their Russell Martin replacement, even though Russ isn’t officially gone yet. On Wednesday night they acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the Yankees, and sent Justin Wilson to New York in exchange. So this means Russ is gone for sure? Not officially, but pretty much, yeah. Jon Heyman says otherwise, but I don’t think anyone really believes...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Bye, Bye, Russell Martin? And Other Analysis on the Francisco Cervelli Trade

When the Yankees lost Russell Martin in 2013 to free agency, they replaced him with Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli. After acquiring Cervelli tonight, it looks like the Pirates are doing the same thing, although I’m not sure which one will start, or if they’ll split the job. This pretty much signals the end for Russell Martin with the Pirates, which isn’t a surprise...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Cervelli traded

The New York Yankees see yet another catcher go to the Pittsburgh Pirates as Francisco Cervelli has been traded to the National League Central team. #166925819 / In the 2014 season, Franciso Cervelli saw 162 plate appearances. He hit .301/.370/.432 with a pair of home runs as the backup behind Brian McCann. In return for the backup backstop, the Yankees acquired...
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13 days ago  |  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...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cervelli Activated, Murphy Optioned to Scranton

Elsa/Getty Images As well as John Ryan Murphy has played since being called up, the Yankees had to make to right move today. Francisco Cervelli was activated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned Murphy back to Triple-A Scranton, where he will be the everyday catcher for the RailRiders and continue to work. Cervelli had been getting some good work in at first base while on assignment...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cervelli Not Returning Yet, Murphy to Oakland

Al Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesYankees were going to have a decision to make this weekend, catcher Francisco Cervelli is eligible to be activated from the 60-day DL today, but instead he will be staying with the Trenton Thunder at least through the weekend. It was reported that Cervelli got on the bus with rest of Thunder that was heading to New Britain for a weekend series. RT @nickperuffo...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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