Francisco Cervelli RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pirates extend C Francisco Cervelli through 2019

    Today's Knuckleball "The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have agreed to an extension with catcher Francisco Cervelli that will last for three years, from 2017-2019. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune notes that the deal is worth $31 million in total. Pittsburgh acquired Cervelli from the New York..." May 17

  • Cervelli open to contact extension, but Pirates keeping mum

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli is open to remaining in Pittsburgh beyond 2016 and is waiting for the club to begin dialogue regarding a contract extension, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Cervelli can become a free agent after the 2016 season. Cervelli took to..." January 27

  • Cervelli solidifies Yankees’ No. 2 catcher spot

    New York Post "When the Yankees sent John Ryan Murphy and Austin Romine to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Tuesday, the last of Francisco Cervelli’s competition to be Brian McCann’s backup was deleted. So, barring a late spring training injury or a deal the Yankees can’t ignore, Cervelli will open the season..." March 27

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    The Yankees plan to tender a contract to Francisco Cervelli, who is arbitration-eligible this winter. Cashman says Cervelli is healthy.

  • MLB wants documents A-Rod used to rat out Braun and Cervelli

    New York Daily News "A public relations firm hired by Alex Rodriguez leaked documents to Yahoo! Sports in February linking Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun and Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli to the Biogenesis doping ring, according to documents filed by Major League Baseball in Manhattan Supreme Court..." October 30

  • Cervelli comes clean over his role in Biogenesis suspension

    Newsday "Francisco Cervelli knows the tag will probably always be there. He's already heard it as has his family. Cheater. "Maybe it's a thing you have to carry forever" the Yankees catcher said Tuesday after a workout at the team's minor-league complex. Cervelli was among 13 players accepting..." October 09

  • Other players ready to accept suspensions, but A-Rod fights on

    Yahoo! Sports "The vast majority of players implicated in the Biogenesis investigation plan on accepting suspensions of at least 50 games major league sources told Yahoo! Sports with a notable exception: New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez continues to hold out in spite of threats from Major League Baseball to..." July 31

  • MLB: A-Rod and eight others to be suspended this week

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball officials told union leaders during a meeting at the Players Association’s midtown Manhattan offices on Tuesday that they plan to suspend Alex Rodriguez and eight other players who allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs from a South Florida anti-aging clinic. Most..." July 31

  • Yankees Francisco Cervelli shut down for two weeks with stress reaction in elbow

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees were hoping to get catcher Francisco Cervelli back from a fractured right hand shortly after the All-Star break, but that won’t happen now. According to the Associated Press, Cervelli will be shut down for the next two weeks after an MRI exam revealed a stress reaction in his right..." July 04

  • Francisco Cervelli plans to resume baseball activity for mid-June

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli appeared in the team’s clubhouse shortly after Sunday’s game with Toronto was rained out. He has been in the city for the past week, he said, doing exercises as his broken right hand heals. Cervelli has a doctor’s appointment this week to see if he can get the..." May 20

  • Cervelli fractures hand, Nova leaves with elbow pain on horrific night for Yankees

    New York Post "Francisco Cervelli will be out for at least six weeks after suffering a fractured right hand Friday night and Ivan Nova left the game soon after with right elbow pain. Cervelli suffered the injury when leadoff hitter Rajai Davis fouled off a 1-2 slider from Nova that hit Cervelli’s hand. He was..." April 26

  • Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli off to strong start and looking to find consistency

    Newark Star-Ledger "Francisco Cervelli has taken a blunt approach this season. He describes his hitting style and his day-to-day devices in simplistic terms. He does not show up to the ballpark with expectations. As he did on Opening Day and thereafter, Cervelli arrives and waits to learn if he will be in the..." April 16

  • Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli's offensive potential still a mystery

    Newark Star-Ledger "It’s a quiet morning here. The Yankees are off today. Phil Hughes will pitch in a simulated game at 12 p.m. Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera will then appear in a minor-league game. Manager Joe Girardi indicated Francisco Cervelli would be on the scene to catch. Which reminds me ... Russell..." March 19

  • With strong spring, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli throwing cares away

    New York Daily News "Francisco Cervelli threw out a pair of baserunners at second base in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over the Rays. Neither was credited as a caught stealing — both runners attempted to advance after a pitch got away from Cervelli — but the catcher is 5-for-7 throwing out runners this spring. “Couple good ones..." March 13

  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi observing defensive ability of Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart

    Newark Star-Ledger "The broad parameters of the Yankees catching competition are by now well-known. Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart are the favorite. Austin Romine can win the job, but only if he clobbers the ball all spring. Since hitting a round ball with a round bat with any consistency during spring..." February 21

  • Cervelli won’t play in WBC

    New York Post "Though his name swims in the polluted water of a defunct Miami anti-aging clinic being investigated by Major League Baseball for providing performance enhancing drugs, Francisco Cervelli has removed himself from Italy’s World Baseball Classic roster to concentrate on becoming the Yankees’ starting..." February 17

  • Yankees' Cervelli out? Doubtful

    ESPN New York "Speculation aside, the fact that Francisco Cervelli's name appears in the records of the Biogenesis "anti-aging clinc," where there was seemingly more on the menu than Botox, and the fact that Cervelli admits to having gone to Anthony Bosch for "legal" treatment of a foot injury really has no..." February 07

  • Cervelli mum; Melky’s rep denies

    New York Post "Francisco Cervelli declined to comment further on his alleged ties to performance enhancing drugs after working out at the Yankees minor league complex yesterday. Cervelli’s name appeared in records obtained by Yahoo from Biogenesis, a closed anti-aging clinic in Miami that Major League..." February 07

  • Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli named in Biogenesis records, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The ever-expanding web of the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic, which is being investigated by Major League Baseball for allegedly distributing performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez and others, has ensnared another Yankee. Catcher Francisco Cervelli was identified as a client of Biogenesis,..." February 06

  • Cervelli Linked to Biogenesis

    Pinstriped Bible "New York Yankees Catcher, Francisco Cervelli, has been linked to the Biogenesis clinic you've heard so much about in the news. He appears on a list alongside Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun and Baltimore Orioles Danny Valencia, however none of them are linked to any specific drug at this time...." February 05

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