Injury Updates: Cervelli, Stewart, Bastardo, Lindblom, Barnes, Kramer, Tucker

PITTSBURGH — Catcher Francisco Cervelli was reinstated from the seven-day disabled list on Wednesday — the first day he was eligible — as Cervelli has seemingly fully recovered from a concussion sustained June 7 in Baltimore.

Cervelli has had a history of concussion problems throughout his career. This is at least his fourth concussion, although he wasn’t completely sure how many he’s had.

He said that his experience in returning from the injury helped him through the process, which can often be fraught with uncertainty.

“This one, they went away in five days or something like that,” Cervelli said. “I don’t have to think about it. I have the medicine already because I have experience. It’s just take a couple days and then go back out and play.”

Cervelli is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday and said he was glad to be able to return quickly.

“The worst thing is being on the bench,” he said. “It’s the one thing that I hate the most.”


** Catcher Chris Stewart (strained left hamstring) has started running in arcs and if all goes well, will begin base running in the next day or two.

** LHP Antonio Bastardo and RHP Josh Lindblom will continue their rehab assignments with Triple-A Indianapolis. Bastardo has a 3.68 ERA and a 2.05 WHIP in seven appearances. Lindblom has given up six runs in 8.2 innings (6.23 ERA). He’s been making multi-inning appearances.

** Indianapolis OF Barrett Barnes (left hamstring strain) will return to Pirates City for his rehab program and will be out for a month to six weeks.

** Altoona 2B Kevin Kramer (broken right hand) will miss four to six weeks.

** Bradenton SS Cole Tucker (broken right thumb) will be out from two to six weeks. His hand remains in a splint for the time being and the next step after that will be to build up the grip strength in his hand.

Support Pirates Prospects

Related articles

join the discussion

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Barnes cannot avoid injury….its unbelievable how frequently the guy is hurt

Scott K

His hamstrings are wound tighter than piano wire. Poor kid.

Pirates Prospects Daily



Latest articles

Latest comments