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Family motivates Pirates' Cervelli

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli plays – and lives his life with – a bunch of energy, a trait that’s catching on with his new teammates. “I think Cervy may even have more energy than Russ had,” Chris Stewart told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Doesn't matter the situation, he's looking for the positive. He's always got a smile.” So where does all that energy come from...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cervelli on scoreless record: 'It's not me, it's them'

  Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli tied a record that was over 100 years old on Wednesday when he caught his 56th consecutive scoreless inning. However, Cervelli wasn't willing to take the credit. "It's not me. It's them," Cervelli said to, referring to the pitchers. "All I do is put down my glove and catch the ball." Cervelli went on and continued to parise the pitching...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Pirates MVP is… Francisco Cervelli?

Everyone makes mistakes. Some marry people they shouldn’t. Some cheat on their taxes. Some refuse to eat their dinner and find out later I won’t give them dessert and then throw a holy fit that prevents me from starting my article on how Francisco Cervelli is the Pittsburgh Pirates MVP until very late. But I […]
Via Fangraphs
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The unsurprisingly surprising Francisco Cervelli

Francisco Cervelli has been a pleasant surprise for the Pittsburgh Pirates at the catcher position this season. Cervelli leads the Pirates with a .333 batting average and a .405 on-base percentage (All while not wearing batting gloves). He is also playing fantastic defense and catching for a pitching staff that has been overpowering this season. The Pirates’ team Earned Run Average...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees' Cervelli takes foul tip to groin, stays in game

New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli took a foul tip straight to the groin, but toughed it out and stayed in the game Wednesday night in Detroit.Cervelli went down in the bottom of the fifth as Tigers batter Rajai Davis fouled the 0-1 pitch right into his sensitive area. We would venture to guess that Cervelli was wearing a cup, or else there's no way he would have been able...
Via Holdout Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Francisco Cervelli is more valuable as backup than trade chip

Rumors have been swirling over the last few weeks about New York Yankees backup catcher Francisco Cervelli being a target of other teams because of the Yankees’ depth at the position. It would seem teams might be ready to send offers to the Bombers based on Cervelli’s experience and his impressive offensive performance this spring. Maybe they already have.Usually if a player...
Via Yankees Unscripted
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Team hesitant to trade Francisco Cervelli

The New York Yankees have been rumored for days to be getting interest from across major league baseball in regards to their catching situation.  Francisco Cervelli was the catcher of the future in New York until the Yankees decided to go another route & signed Brian McCann to a five-year contract this past winter.  From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe:"But the Yankees are...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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