Francisco Cervelli

#29 C / Pittsburgh Pirates / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 210 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Could return next weekend

      Francisco Cervelli (concussion) hopes to make some minor-league rehab starts this week and potentially rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates next weekend, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Cervelli has been on the injured list since May 26 due to the concussion but was cleared to resume all baseball activities Wednesday. Elias Diaz has performed well as the starter with a .316/.361/.447 slash line since Cervelli landed on the IL, so Cervelli could be relegated to backup duties upon his activation.

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      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Cleared for all activities

      The Pittsburgh Pirates cleared Francisco Cervelli (concussion) to resume all baseball activities Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.Cervelli received the green light to take the next step forward in his advancement through the concussion protocol after being evaluated by a neurologist Tuesday. Since he's been on the shelf for nearly a month, Cervelli will likely need at least a couple of minor-league rehab games to get himself back into playing shape. He's scheduled to meet with a neurologist again early next week for what could be a final checkup before he reports to an affiliate.

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      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Set for checkup Tuesday

      Francisco Cervelli (concussion) will be evaluated by a neurologist Tuesday, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.The backstop has apparently been free of symptoms for close to a week now, and he recently resumed baseball activities. A return date for Cervelli will hopefully emerge following his appointment Tuesday.

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      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Slow progression continues

      Francisco Cervelli (concussion) has been cleared to begin light physical activity, general Neal Huntington said on SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh.The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to handle Cervelli's recovery with care. "He's had no symptoms and will be reassessed when the team comes off the road this week," Huntington said Sunday. "We'll see what the next steps are at that point in time." Cervelli, who hasn't played since May 25, is slashing .193/.279/.248 with one homer and five RBI in 123 plate appearances.

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      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Symptom-free

      Francisco Cervelli is no longer dealing with concussion symptoms, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.While this is an encouraging sign for Cervelli, he still hasn't been cleared to resume workouts, suggesting a return from the 7-day injured list is not imminent. Look for Elias Diaz to take most of the starts at backstop until Cervelli is cleared to return.

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      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Still no timetable

      General manager Neal Huntington said Sunday on SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh that he doesn't expect Francisco Cervelli (concussion) to return from the 7-day injured list in the near future. "Francisco is still in rest mode at this time," Huntington said. "We'll ramp him back up to activity once we feel the rest period has been long enough. This is a tough one. We want to make the best possible decision for his health long-term."Huntington's comments suggest Cervelli can be ruled out for the Pittsburgh Pirates' nine-game road trip that begins Monday and runs through June 16. Elias Diaz has been working as the Pirates' No. 1 catcher and seems likely to maintain his spot atop the depth chart even after Cervelli is cleared to return.

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      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Still symptomatic

      According to athletic trainer Todd Tomcyzk, Francisco Cervelli (concussion) is "still symptomatic," Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.Cervelli has been on the 7-day IL since the end of May with a concussion, and while he recently resumed conditioning workouts, the backstop is apparently still dealing with lingering symptoms. The 33-year-old has an extensive history with concussions, so the Pittsburgh Pirates will continue to handle him with extreme caution moving forward. Cervelli will presumably remain without a timetable for his return until he's deemed symptom-free.

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      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Resumes conditioning workouts

      Francisco Cervelli (concussion) has been participating in conditioning workouts over the last couple days but has no timeline for his return, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.General manager Neal Huntington said Sunday the team would likely express additional caution with Cervelli given his extensive concussion history, which hardly comes as a surprise. The 33-year-old was eligible to be activated off the 7-day injured list Sunday but will clearly be spending some more time on the shelf.

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      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: To be evaluated Thursday

      Francisco Cervelli (concussion) will be evaluated Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Cervelli has been out with a concussion since last Sunday. He's eligible to return from the 7-day injured list this upcoming Sunday. Whether or not he's in line to hit that date should become clearer following Thursday's evaluation.

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      Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Lands on concussion list

      Francisco Cervelli (concussion) was placed on the 7-day injured list Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.Cervelli exited Saturday's game after being hit in the head by a broken bat, so it's no surprise to see him end up on the concussion list. The 33-year-old will be eligible to return June 2, but given his extensive concussion history it wouldn't be surprising if he faces a longer absence. Jacob Stallings had his contract selected from Triple-A Indianapolis to serve as the backup to Elias Diaz in the meantime.