BRADENTON, Fla. -- Francisco Cervelli is a pretty animated baseball player. If you've been paying any attention to his Pirates' career, you've probably noticed the fiery catcher get heated once or twice.

Maybe more so than at any other time, Cervelli has become known for his reaction when a ball or strike call goes against him when he's in the batter's box.

Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays at LECOM Park, a familiar scene played out. Cervelli offered a check swing at a ball on the outside corner. Home plate umpire Jeremie Rehak barked, "strike." Cervelli jumped around, arms outstretched in disbelief and mouthed, "No, no, no, no, no."

There's a difference about Cervelli's protestations this spring, though. For the most part, he's been spot on. Cervelli saw 22 pitches in four a...

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