Francisco Cervelli

#29 C / Pittsburgh Pirates / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Avoids arbitration with Pirates

      Cervelli agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Travis Sawchik reports. Catcher defense is tough to value in arbitration cases, so the Pirates are getting Cervelli at a discount in 2016, as his offensive numbers are good, but not great. He is a middling option in fantasy, as he should hit for a relatively high average, but his counting stats will leave a lot to be desired.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Pirates C Francisco Cervelli shakes off leg injury for Saturday tilt

      Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli (leg) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers. While the Pirates didn't provide many specifics regarding the leg injury that forced Cervelli from Thursday's game, it was evidently a minor issue, as he's set to return after missing just one start. He's penciled in to catch and bat seventh against left-hander Clayton Kershaw.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Pirates C Francisco Cervelli (leg) is out of the lineup Friday

      Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli (leg) is out of the lineup Friday against the Dodgers. Cervelli's leg injury forced him out of Thursday's contest, and he's not expected to miss a ton of time because of it. Chris Stewart will replace him behind the plate Friday, however, batting eighth for the Pirates.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli ejected for contesting balls and strikes

      Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli was ejected in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Marlins. Home plate umpire Alan Porter gave Cervelli the hook for arguing balls and strikes. Cervelli was 1 for 2 with a triple, a run scored and a strikeout before his ejection. Chris Stewart took over behind the plate.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Pirates C Francisco Cervelli (foot) not in lineup on Wednesday

      Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins. Cervelli fouled a pitch off of his foot on Tuesday, and though he was able to stay in the game, he was seen limping after the game. He'll get a day off to rest, with Chris Stewart handling the catching on Wednesday.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli has four hits in extra-inning win

      Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli went 4 for 7 in Tuesday's extra-inning win over Arizona. Cervelli recorded his second four-hit game of the year and first since June 5. He matched his hit total from the previous six games, spanning 19 at bats. Cervelli scored once and drove in a run.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Pirates C Francisco Cervelli tears it up in Sunday win

      Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli continued to thrive Sunday in receiving the most playing time of his career. Cervelli fell a double short of the cycle in helping his team clobber the visiting Dodgers. He tripled in the second, opened the scoring for his team with a sacrifice fly in the fourth, singled in a run in the seventh and blasted a solo homer in the eighth. His .432 slugging percentage is at its highest point since April 14.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Chris Stewart starts for Francisco Cervelli for Pirates

      Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. Cervelli has started 76 games behind the plate this year, including the last four and seven of the last eight. Chris Stewart gets his 25th start of the season in his place.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Pirates C Francisco Cervelli homers, singles in win

      So much for a forearm issue affecting Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli at the plate. He was considered questionable for the game Thursday against the Nationals, but played and slammed a solo home run in the eighth inning. Cervelli, who has now gone yard five times this season, added a single in the win and improved his slash line to .289/.359/.399. His fine night ended a 5-for-35 slide.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Pirates C Francisco Cervelli (forearm) returns to lineup

      Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, who missed Wednesday's game with a forearm injury, will return to the lineup on Thursday against the Nationals. Cervelli will hit out of the seventh spot in the lineup.

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