Cervelli announced his retirement Saturday, Daniel Alvarez Montes of El Extrabase reports.
The 34-year-old managed quite a successful 13-year big-league career despite frequent battles with concussions. Cervelli won a World Series as a member of the Yankees back in 2009 and went on to record 605 hits and 41 homers. He'll retire with a .268/.358/.382 career slash line, good for a 105 wRC+, quite a respectable number for a catcher.
Cervelli (concussion) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Thursday.
Cervelli was said to have been making progress in his recovery from a concussion he sustained in late August, but his placement on the 45-day injured list will end his regular season. Jorge Alfaro should continue to serve as the Marlins' primary catcher for the remainder of the season with Chad Wallach serving in a depth role.
The Marlins transferred Cervelli (concussion) from the 7-day injured list to the 10-day IL on Tuesday.
The transaction is merely procedure, Cervelli has already missed 10 days with the head injury. Cervelli is said to be progressing in his recovery from the concussion, but the Marlins are thus far unwilling to put a timeline on his return to game action.
Cervelli (concussion) told a Marlins employee Saturday that he's feeling better in his recovery from a head injury, but the veteran catcher remains without a clear timeline to rejoin the active roster, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. "It sounds like [Saturday] was a great day for him, and he was upbeat, feeling good," manager Don Mattingly said of Cervelli. "We're hoping that trend continues."
While the news that Cervelli is making positive progress after being diagnosed with a concussion Aug. 23 offers some encouragement about his status, the 34-year-old's lengthy history of head injuries likely means the Marlins won't rush him back into action. Chad Wallach is poised to serve as the primary backup to Jorge Alfaro while Cervelli is on the shelf.
Cervelli was placed on the 7-day concussion list after Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Cervelli apparently took a shot to the head and was forced to exit Saturday's nightcap after two frames. Jorge Alfaro is off the injured list and should see the bulk of the starts behind the plate, but the Marlins will still need to add another catcher to the roster Sunday. Considering that Cervelli has a long history of concussions and briefly gave up catching last season after suffering a head injury, he seems likely to miss longer than the minimum seven days.
Cervelli was removed from Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals for undisclosed reasons, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Cervelli started behind the plate in Game 2 of the twin bill, but he was replaced in the field by Jorge Alfaro after flying out to right field during the second inning. The Marlins should update his status in the near future.
Cervelli is not in Thursday's starting lineup against the Mets, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Cervelli will give way to Ryan Lavarnway behind the dish for Thursday's series finale. The veteran backstop has appeared in 15 games this season and is slashing .250/.361/519 with four home runs and one steal.
Cervelli is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Cervelli served as the Marlins' starting catcher in each of the past four games, going 3-for-15 with a home run, three walks, four runs, three RBI and a stolen base over that stretch. Ryan Lavarnway will spell him behind the dish in the series finale.
Cervelli went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run during Tuesday's extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays.
The 34-year-old was up to bat with two runners on and two out while trailing by three in the top of the ninth inning, and he went deep in a 3-0 count to tie the game. Unfortunately for Miami, it was all for naught as Toronto walked it off in the 10th inning. Cervelli has a .200/.250/.533 slash line with three homers and seven RBI through eight games this season.
Cervelli is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Cervelli started the last three games and went 3-for-12 with a home run, three runs and three RBI, but he'll take a seat for Sunday's series finale. Ryan Lavarnway will take over behind the plate for the Marlins.
Cervelli went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's 4-3 win over the Mets.
The veteran catcher took Michael Wacha deep in the second inning to open the scoring. Cervelli isn't exactly thriving as the starting backstop for the Marlins, hitting .227 (5-for-22) through six games, but two of those hits have left the yard. Until Jorge Alfaro (illness) has a timetable for his return, Cervelli will continue to draw a heavy workload.
Cervelli went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Orioles.
The veteran catcher took John Means deep in the fifth inning for the first run of the game -- and the eventual game-winning hit -- as well as his first homer of 2020. With Jorge Alfaro one of the many Marlins players on the COVID-19 injured list right now, Cervelli is locked in as Miami's starting backstop.
Cervelli is set to fill the No. 2 catcher role for the Marlins when the season finally resumes.
The veteran backstop might have opened the season in the top job, but the delayed start to the campaign should give Jorge Alfaro enough time to fully recover from an oblique strain. Cervelli, who has an extensive concussion history, had a rough start to the spring at the plate before the Grapefruit League schedule was suspended, going 2-for-17 with a double, but his 5:3 BB:K suggests his timing wasn't an issue.
Cervelli agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Marlins on Monday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Cervelli was released by the Pirates in August after concussion concerns put his future in jeopardy, but he was able to serve as a backup catcher for the Braves. He'll now get another chance to accrue major-league work with the Marlins after a disappointing 2019 season where he hit .213/.302/.348 with three home runs and 12 RBI. The 33-year-old could manage to carve out some playing time in Miami if he can remain healthy, but he'll likely begin the season as a backup to Jorge Alfaro.
Cervelli went 1-for-2 with a solo home run Tuesday in the Braves' 9-6 loss to the Royals.
Cervelli occupied the designated-hitter spot for the first of two games in Kansas City and was able to cut the Braves' deficit to four when he slugged his third homer of the season in the fifth inning. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the final bench spot on the Braves' postseason roster will likely come down to either Cervelli or rookie Austin Riley, and the veteran seems to have the edge at the moment. Along with providing a third catching option and backup at first base behind Freddie Freeman (elbow), Cervelli is also running hotter at the plate than Riley, who has struck out in 16 of his 31 at-bats since rejoining the Braves earlier in September.
Cervelli (finger) is in the lineup Saturday against the Giants.
This will be Cervelli's first start since Sept. 10. He had been out after sustaining a laceration on his left ring finger. Look for Cervelli to start once or twice more over the final week, as the Braves look to keep their two primary catchers fresh.
Cervelli hasn't played since Sept. 10 after sustaining a laceration on his left ring finger, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The injury explains why the Braves were compelled to call up another catcher in John Ryan Murphy from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. Murphy will temporarily slot in as the No. 3 backstop behind Brian McCann and Tyler Flowers, but Cervelli said he expects to take back those duties at some point during the final week of the regular season.
Cervelli (quadriceps) will start at catcher and bat seventh Monday against the Blue Jays.
Cervelli experienced cramping in his left quad in his last start Wednesday in Toronto, but it was never viewed as a major concern for the veteran. With the Braves welcoming Brian McCann back from the injured list Sunday, Cervelli ranks no higher than second on the depth chart at catcher and probably won't make more than a start or two per week for the rest of the season.
Cervelli (quadriceps) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the White Sox.
Cervelli's left quad cramped up Wednesday in his third game with Atlanta. He was said to be available off the bench Friday but did not appear in the game. The Braves will welcome back Brian McCann on Sunday, so Cervelli's playing time will likely be limited down the stretch as the team's No. 3 catcher.
Cervelli (quadriceps) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox.
Cervelli was pulled from Wednesday's contest with left quad cramps, and he'll remain on the bench following Thursday's scheduled off day. The 33-year-old may not have been slated to start regardless, as Tyler Flowers will work behind the plate Friday. According to David O'Brien of The Athletic, the Braves would like to avoid using Cervelli, but he's available off the bench if necessary.
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