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Rum Bunter Jul 17, 2018

What Has Driven The Emergence Of Elias Diaz?

Prior to the start of the 2018 season the Pittsburgh Pirates appeared to lack catcher depth behind starter Francisco Cervelli. However, Elias Diaz has emerged this season to provide the team with arguably the top catching duo in the National League. During the 2017 season catcher Elias Diaz got his first real taste of Major […] What Has Driven The Emergence Of Elias Diaz? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Jul 14, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates looking for ways to keep Francisco Cervilli in lineup

The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for ways to keep Francisco Cervell in the lineup. That includes potentially giving him a few starts at first. The Pittsburgh Pirates, perhaps unexpectedly, have a bit of a quandary behind the plate. Francisco Cervelli is in the midst of his best season in the majors, posting a 129 OPS+, […] Pittsburgh Pirates looking for ways to keep Francisco Cervilli in lineup - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Francisco Cervelli returns to the concussion disabled list

The Pirates returned Francisco Cervelli to the seven-day concussion disabled list minutes before Saturday’s first pitch, six days after he returned to the active roster.

Francisco Cervelli might see time at first base in the future

Francisco Cervelli has 1,194 at-bats as the primary catcher for the Pirates since 2015. But going forward, the Pirates will look for opportunities to keep his bat in the lineup, even if he’s not manning the backstop.
Federal Baseball Jul 10, 2018
Wire Taps: Benches clear in Pittsburgh; Matt Wieters returns from DL; Stephen Strasburg rehabs today

Wire Taps: Benches clear in Pittsburgh; Matt Wieters returns from DL; Stephen Strasburg rehabs today

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the second of three with the Pirates. The Nationals are 0-2 in the last two days against two cellar dwellers. It is not the way this stretch of games was supposed to go. Here’s what’s popping in Pittsburgh: Benches clear after Eaton-Cervelli argument (MLB)Adam Eaton disagreed with the second called strike against him in the sixth inning, and told the umpire how he felt. Then Francisco Cervelli got involved, and then benches cleared. And then nothing happened. Bryce Harper hits 22nd home run (MLB)Harper has gone 5-for-25...
Federal Baseball Jul 10, 2018
Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates renew hostilities, but nothing comes of bench-clearing shout fest...

Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates renew hostilities, but nothing comes of bench-clearing shout fest...

It was nothing. Will it lead to something? Why is everyone so darn angry? Adam Eaton and Francisco Cervelli jawed at one another in bro-down last night in PNC. A fake tag and a purpose pitch led to some on-field antics between Washington’s Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 2016 in PNC Park though the protagonists in that bench-clearing altercation (Jung Ho Kang and A.J. Cole) were playing elsewhere when there was a flare-up of hostilities between the two teams again last night. This time it was Nationals’ outfielder Adam Eaton and Pirates’ catcher Francisco Cervelli who got...

Ron Cook: These Pirates don't deserve to have an All-Star

In one sense, Major League Baseball got it right. Felipe Vazquez is the Pirates player most deserving for the All-Star game. For a long time, it looked as if it would be Corey Dickerson, but he had just one home run since May 4 and three RBIs since the end of May going into Monday night’s game against Washington. Francisco Cervelli appeared to belong after the first 2½ months of the season but got hurt — again — and missed 2½ weeks. There is no one else. Vazquez is the only choice on an awful team.
Rum Bunter Jul 9, 2018

Francisco Cervelli Should Have Been An All-Star

Each Major League Baseball season there are plenty of All-Star snubs. This season one of those snubs is Pittsburgh Pirates’ backstop Francisco Cervelli On Sunday, the rosters for next Tuesday’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game were announced. For the Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Felipe Vazquez was named an All-Star for the first time in his career. […] Francisco Cervelli Should Have Been An All-Star - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Francisco Cervelli could return from the concussion disabled list Sunday

The foul ball that hit Francisco Cervelli in the jaw June 9 was the final blow, but it stood on the shoulders of those that came before it. He was hit with a foul ball during each game in St. Louis at the beginning of June, then another off his jaw against the Los Angeles Dodgers the following week. He didn’t get better when the Pirates moved onto Arizona. He felt like he had a hangover.

Francisco Cervelli is starting a rehab assignment in Altoona

Catcher Francisco Cervelli, who has been on the disabled list since June 22 with a concussion, will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Class AA Altoona, the Pirates announced.

Francisco Cervelli may start a rehab assignment soon — plus updates on Chad Kuhl and Jung Ho Kang

LOS ANGELES — Francisco Cervelli, who is on the seven-day concussion disabled list, may go on a rehab assignment as soon as this weekend, assuming the MLB commissioner’s office and players’ union clear him to play. 

Jung Ho Kang heads to DL in Class AAA; Francisco Cervelli cleared to exercise

NEW YORK — Jung Ho Kang went on the Class AAA seven-day disabled list Wednesday because of a sprained left wrist.

"Cumulative effect" caused Francisco Cervelli's concussion, team and independent doctors say

Team doctors and an independent neurologist identified a cumulated effect of head trauma as the cause of the concussion that sent Francisco Cervelli to the seven-day disabled list Friday, Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said.

Francisco Cervelli goes on the concussion disabled list

The Pirates placed Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion disabled list Friday and recalled Jacob Stallings from Class AAA Indianapolis. 

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