Tag: Francisco Cervelli

Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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How Much Payroll Can the Pirates Trade Away?

Well, as Ron Burgundy might say, “That escalated quickly.” This wasn’t a topic I anticipated visiting quite this early, but after the entire pitching staff’s performance has seemingly fallen off a cliff, and twenty losses in their last twenty-nine games (as of June 20th) have the team hovering around last place in the division, it […]
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Injury Impact to the Pirates’ Payroll

It’s no secret—injuries have significantly derailed the Pirates’ season. Many weren’t overly hopeful about the team’s chances this year, but many predicted at least a strong chance to finish above .500, as the team was largely the same as last season and it’s a feat they achieved then. While the club knew about and could […]
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Francisco Cervelli Placed on Injured List; Stallings and Osuna Join Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates made four moves ahead of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Francisco Cervelli was placed on the 7-day injured list. Jacob Stallings, who was designated for assignment just over a week ago, was added back to the 40-man roster and recalled. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated […]
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Francisco Cervelli Leaves Early After Hit-By-Pitch

Catcher Francisco Cervelli left Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers in the second inning after being hit by an Adrian Sampson pitch on the left wrist. He was replaced on the bases by Elias Diaz. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a short time later that Cervelli was removed from the game due to left wrist discomfort. […]
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Examining the Pirates’ Catching Depth

BRADENTON, Fla. – Elias Diaz is still out with an undisclosed illness, which has now put him in question for the Opening Day roster. Francisco Cervelli isn’t currently injured, but his history of injuries are well documented. That combination leads to an examination of the catching depth for the Pirates. You could argue that the […]
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Williams: The Pros and Cons of Trading Francisco Cervelli

The Pirates had the best catching duo in the majors in 2018. Francisco Cervelli had a 3.3 fWAR, which ranked 3rd out of all catchers with 250+ plate appearances. Elias Diaz had a 2.0 fWAR, which ranked 10th in that same group. When you have two of the top ten performing catchers in baseball, it’s […]
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Pirates are Reportedly Open to Trading Francisco Cervelli

Jeff Passan from Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates are opening to trading catcher Francisco Cervelli, according to his league sources. An already-crowded catching market is growing even more saturated, as the Toronto Blue Jays have discussed trading Russell Martin and the Pittsburgh Pirates are open to dealing Francisco Cervelli, league sources told […]
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Pirates Activate Francisco Cervelli; Option Jacob Stallings

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Francisco Cervelli from the disabled list (concussion) on Thursday afternoon in time for tonight’s game against the New York Mets. Cervelli is in the starting lineup and behind the plate. He was placed on the disabled list on July 14th. To make room on the 25-man roster, Jacob Stallings was optioned […]
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Francisco Cervelli Activated from Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated catcher Francisco Cervelli from the disabled list prior to Sunday’s game. To make room on the 25-man roster, Jacob Stallings has been optioned to Indianapolis. Cervelli is in the lineup for Sunday’s game. Cervelli last caught for the Pirates on June 21st, before going on the disabled list with a concussion. […]
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