2:10 AM EDT, Fri July 01, 2016

Pirates notebook: Stars on disabled list will take big steps Friday

SEATTLE — For the Pirates, Friday is a red-letter day. Right-handers Gerrit Cole and Ryan Vogelsong and catcher Francisco Cervelli will return to the diamond on the team’s first day in Oakland to participate in a batting-practice simulated game, a significant step in their respective rehabilitations.

Pirates notebook: Catching depth chart reaches further down line

Three months ago, the Pirates catching depth chart went like this: Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart and then Elias Diaz. But Monday, Diaz still was rehabilitating in Bradenton, Fla., Stewart walked into the clubhouse with his left knee wrapped and Cervelli’s left hand was in a cast.
Pirates notebook: As pain subsides, Cervelli rejoins team

Pirates notebook: As pain subsides, Cervelli rejoins team

CHICAGO — Francisco Cervelli rejoined the Pirates for the second leg of the road trip Friday as the discomfort after his hand surgery continued to subside.
Beaver County Times Jun 12, 2016
Pirates catching situation a 1970s throwback

Pirates catching situation a 1970s throwback

Starting a third different catcher in three days didn't stop the Pirates' losing skid from reaching five games. Erik Kratz started in place of injured Chris Stewart, who started in place of injured Francisco Cervelli.
Beaver County Times Jun 11, 2016
Pirates acquire catcher, place Cervelli on disabled list in busy day of roster moves

Pirates acquire catcher, place Cervelli on disabled list in busy day of roster moves

The Pirates made seven roster moves before Saturday's game, some necessitated by injuries and some by circumstances. Francisco Cervelli had hand surgery, forcing a trade for a catcher and Gerrit Cole left Friday's start early with triceps tightness, forcing pitching…
Pirates' Gerrit Cole, Francisco Cervelli leave game because of injuries

Pirates' Gerrit Cole, Francisco Cervelli leave game because of injuries

Both starter Gerrit Cole and catcher Francisco Cervelli left tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals because of apparent, yet undisclosed, injuries.
Jon Niese spoils Neil Walker's homecoming with seven scoreless innings in 3-1 win

Jon Niese spoils Neil Walker's homecoming with seven scoreless innings in 3-1 win

Neil Walker, the New York Mets second baseman, was greeted by a standing ovation before his first at-bat Tuesday in his return to PNC Park. Francisco Cervelli stepped in front of the plate, stalling as a video tribute played on the big screen in left field. Walker tipped his cap to the Pirates dugout, then doffed it to thank the hometown crowd for welcoming him home.
Pirates notebook: Injured starters healing slowly

Pirates notebook: Injured starters healing slowly

The Pirates are nearing full strength after half of their starting lineup was knocked out during a series in Miami last week. They got another regular back Monday when catcher Francisco Cervelli (right foot) returned as catcher, but infielder David Freese remained sidelined by right thumb discomfort.
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 5, 2016
How Yankees' Aroldis Chapman injured Austin Romine's thumb in 'freak accident'

How Yankees' Aroldis Chapman injured Austin Romine's thumb in 'freak accident'

Backup catcher left Saturday night's game in the ninth inning after being injured as his glove was falling off his hand during a warm-up pitch.

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