Francisco Cervelli Placed on DL Due to Concussion; Jacob Stallings Added to Roster

Cervelli was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Francisco Cervelli Placed on DL Due to Concussion; Jacob Stallings Added to Roster
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the 7-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game and added Jacob Stallings to the 25-man roster.

Cervelli took a foul ball off his mask yesterday and had to leave the game in the ninth inning. The Pirates gave him concussion tests prior to today's game and decided that he wasn't able to play. Since the injury was concussion-related, the Pirates were able to play him on the 7-day DL instead of the 10-day.

Stallings had to be added to the 40-man roster prior to the game, taking the spot left vacated when Alen Hanson was designated for assignment. Stallings had two brief stints with the Pirates last year. He was hitting .259/.323/.365 in 24 games in Indianapolis, where he was seeing regular playing time with Elias Diaz in the ...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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