Francisco Cervelli RUMORS & NEWS

  • Braves sign veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves signed veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli to a major league contract Saturday. Cervelli, 33, appeared in 34 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, batting .193 in 109 at-bats. He’d been with the Pirates since 2015 and was Pittsburgh’s opening-day catcher..." August 24

  • Pirates release Francisco Cervelli, who is headed to Braves organization

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates on Thursday requested unconditional release waivers for the purpose of giving Francisco Cervelli his unconditional release. At the same time, a source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Cervelli was headed to the Atlanta Braves in some capacity. Cervelli was..." August 22

  • Francisco Cervelli To Begin Rehab Assignment As Catcher

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Francisco Cervelli’s long road to recovery will reach a critical point Sunday when he begins a rehab assignment as a catcher in Double-A Altoona. Cervelli, who had been the Pittsburgh Pirates’ regular catcher since 2015, has been on the injured list since May 26 with a..." August 10

  • Francisco Cervelli disputes report; says he intends to catch

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Francisco Cervelli, who hasn’t played since May 25 after suffering a sixth concussion, posted on Instagram on Friday that his catching career is not over. “Saying that I quit from my catcher responsibilities is inaccurate,” he wrote. “My hope is to catch..." July 13

  • Francisco Cervelli decides he’s done catching … forever

    DK Pittsburgh Sports ""I'm a catcher. It's what I do. I catch." The Pirates' starting catcher spoke those words back in Bradenton, when I asked for maybe the billionth time about his concern over concussions. And the response was no different than the billion times..." July 07

  • Pirates' Francisco Cervelli suffers concussion symptoms after being hit by bat

    The Score "Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli was forced to leave Saturday's game after Joc Pederson's bat broke at the handle and hit the backstop in the front of the mask. After a brief delay, Cervelli stayed in to finish the inning, but was lifted for a pinch hitter in the..." May 26

  • Pirates place Francisco Cervelli on seven-day concussion IL

    Yardbarker "The Pirates have designated infielder Jake Elmore for assignment and selected the contract of catcher Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis, per Adam Berry of The club has also placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion injured list and recalled..." May 26