The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Thursday morning that they have placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the 7-day disabled list for concussion-related symptoms. Cervelli was originally placed on the disabled list on June 7th for a concussion and spent the minimum amount of time on the DL, getting activated on the 14th. Since returning, he has played just three games, last seeing action on the 19th.
Jacob Stallings was sent down just four days ago, but is eligible to return from Indianapolis due to the DL trip for Cervelli. Usually players have to wait ten days before they can be recalled, but that doesn’t apply to replacing players placed on the DL. The Pirates have yet to name Cervelli’s replacement, so it may not be Stallings. We will update this post when they make a corresponding move.
UPDATE 12:20 PM: The Pirates made the move official, recalling Jacob Stallings to take the place of Cervelli.