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Pirates notebook: Reliever Bastardo's tempo throws off hitters

Pirates notebook: Reliever Bastardo's tempo throws off hitters

SAN FRANCISCO — Antonio Bastardo’s scoreless seventh inning Tuesday night progressed at such a slow pace that a San Francisco reporter remarked on Twitter, “We’ll get back to you tomorrow when this guy throws a pitch.” At one point in the ninth-pitch inning, Bastardo stepped off the slab and called catcher Francisco Cervelli to the mound. The fans at AT&T Park booed loudly.
Pirates notebook: Wrist bothers Cervelli, but no further structural damage

Pirates notebook: Wrist bothers Cervelli, but no further structural damage

Francisco Cervelli did not start Thursday after leaving the game Wednesday night due to a sore left wrist as he continues to deal with the fallout of surgery that removed the hamate bone in his left hand.
Trade deadline acquisition Ivan Nova throws seven strong innings to win Pirates debut, 5-3

Trade deadline acquisition Ivan Nova throws seven strong innings to win Pirates debut, 5-3

Ivan Nova looked right at home at PNC Park. The right-hander acquired by the Pirates at the non-waiver trade deadline Tuesday was back in the saddle Saturday night working with Francisco Cervelli, the catcher he rose the ranks with in the New York Yankees farm system.
Pirates notebook: With Cervelli's status uncertain, Diaz joins team on taxi squad

Pirates notebook: With Cervelli's status uncertain, Diaz joins team on taxi squad

ATLANTA — With the Pirates still uncertain of Francisco Cervelli’s status two hours before game time Wednesday, the team brought catcher Elias Diaz to Atlanta for insurance.
Pirates notebook: Nova to make Pirates debut Saturday

Pirates notebook: Nova to make Pirates debut Saturday

ATLANTA — Ivan Nova knew what he was getting into. He signed as an amateur with the New York Yankees one year after Francisco Cervelli, and they came up through the minors together. He and Francisco Liriano are from San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic and are close.
Pirates' Cervelli did not suffer broken bone in foot against Brewers

Pirates' Cervelli did not suffer broken bone in foot against Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Francisco Cervelli did not suffer a broken bone Friday night when he took a pitch off his right foot while catching, according to a source.

VIDEO: Nava's double changes directions, contributes to Angels' two-run inning

Daniel Nava's wacky line drive juked Boston center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. The double off of Rick Porcello as the key hit in the Angels' two-run second inning that opened scoring Friday in Anaheim. With Albert Pujols on first and no outs, Nava...
Cervelli leaves Pirates-Brewers game due to foot injury

Cervelli leaves Pirates-Brewers game due to foot injury

MILWAUKEE — Francisco Cervelli left Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the eighth inning because of an injury to his foot or ankle, sustained when he tried to block an errant pitch.
Pirates lose Francisco Cervelli to ankle injury in 3-1 loss

Pirates lose Francisco Cervelli to ankle injury in 3-1 loss

MILWAUKEE — The Pirates lost a ballgame Friday night, and they may have lost much more.

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