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FRANCISCO CERVELLI RUMORS

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My biggest problem with the question, “How do you replace Russell Martin?” is that it’s sort of a trick question. If we define “Russell Martin” as a very strong defensive catcher with an emphasis on pitch-framing that has decent on-base abilities (at least as it comes to walk-percentage) and decent pop for the position, well, I think the Pirates are relatively good at identifying...
Via WHYGAVS?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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, a rat...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 13, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
November 13, 2014  |  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

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...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees: Did the shoe just drop?

Francisco Cervelli (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 13 games. That is the number of games the 2014 New York Yankees have played. 149 games. That is the number of games the Yankees have left to play. This past weekend the Yankees took three of four from the Boston Red Sox, which leaves them sitting with a 7-6 record, and top of the AL East with the Rays. The calendar might prove it is too...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cervelli wins backup job

(Brian Blanco/Getty Images) In a move that was expected, Francisco Cervelli will open the season as the backup for catcher Brian McCann. Austin Romine, who was battling with Cervelli and John Ryan Murphy for the roster spot, will be sent down to the minors. Cervelli has had a torrid spring, bouncing back nicely from a myriad of injuries in 2013 which also saw him ultimately suspended...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 26, 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
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