Cervelli is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds. This marks the third game in a row Cervelli will watch from the bench, ultimately meaning he won't start a single game in the series with Cincinnati. Should he not get a pinch-hit appearance Sunday, Cervelli will finish the season with an .809 OPS thanks to career highs in home runs (12) and extra-base hits (30). Elias Diaz will replace him behind the dish Sunday.
Cervelli is out of the starting lineup versus Cincinnati on Saturday. Cervelli will remain on the bench for a second straight game as Jacob Stallings gets a rare start behind the plate.
Cervelli is not in the lineup against the Reds on Friday. Cervelli will take a seat after going 0-for-3 with a walk during Thursday's loss to the Cubs. Elias Diaz will take his place behind the plate for the series opener.
Cervelli went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Cubs on Monday. After missing the last two games with gastrointestinal discomfort, Cervelli returned with a healthy performance. The catcher has compiled career highs in homers (12) and RBI (55). He's 2-for-5 with a three-run home run against Tuesday's starter, Mike Montgomery.
Cervelli (illness) is starting at catcher and hitting cleanup Monday against the Cubs, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Cervelli is back in action after missing the last two games with gastrointestinal discomfort. The backstop will face lefty Cole Hamels in his return to action, who he is 4-for-13 against in his career.