DTDFrancisco Cervelli
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2 hours ago

Cervelli (foot) is making progress in his recovery and has been cleared for "modified baseball activities," Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Pirates want Cervelli to work out for them before deciding whether he should play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic. The progress, nonetheless, is a positive sign going forward and could point to the veteran catcher being ready for Opening Day on April 7. Cervelli missed multiple games last season with foot discomfort, so this is a situation worth monitoring in the coming days.

DTDFrancisco Cervelli
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23 hours ago

Cervelli (foot) was on the field for the start of Tuesday's practice but did not put on his catcher's equipment, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "I felt much better," Cervelli said. "I threw, I hit BP in the cage. We're moving forward."

EDGE Analysis

He said the pain in his foot was caused by him practicing without the insole he typically wears. Cervelli still believes he'll be able to play for Italy in the WBC. The Pirates are expected to update his status Wednesday.

DTDFrancisco Cervelli
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2 days ago

Cervelli, who felt discomfort in his foot, said he plans to workout Tuesday after switching foot inserts, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although we are waiting for the team's official release of Cervelli's status, it should be noted that the catcher believes he will be on the field working out Tuesday. He noted that it wasn't blisters, but simply a pain he is feeling on the bottom of his right foot. There is some cause for concern with this, as he missed several games in 2016 due to a similar right foot soreness, so his status will be monitored as he progresses through spring. If he were to miss extended time, Elias Diaz would likely take over behind the plate for the Buccos.

DTDFrancisco Cervelli
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3 days ago

The Pirates won't update the prognosis of Cervelli (foot) until Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

He missed several games in 2016 with a sore right foot. At the very least, it's curious that manager Clint Hurdle said the team wouldn't release Cervelli's status until the middle of next week. Pittsburgh's backstop backups include Elias Diaz and Chris Stewart, with Diaz likely getting the nod if Cervelli is forced to miss an extended period of time.

DTDFrancisco Cervelli
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3 days ago

Cervelli was removed from the team's workout on Sunday due to right foot discomfort, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli is currently being listed as day-to-day, so it doesn't appear that the injury is anything too serious. The veteran catcher is slated to open the season as the Pirates' starting backstop.

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5 months ago

Cervelli (hand) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Cervelli still not fully recovered from the hand injury, the Pirates will unsurprisingly hold out the backstop with the team eliminated from playoff contention. Eric Fryer gets the nod behind the plate for the fourth time in five games.

DTDFrancisco Cervelli
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5 months ago

Cervelli (hand) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

A sore hand will continue to keep Cervelli out of the lineup, with Saturday marking his fourth consecutive absence. While Eric Fryer got the nod behind the plate Friday night, the Pirates will go with Jacob Stallings on Saturday.

DTDFrancisco Cervelli
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5 months ago

Cervelli (hand) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli will sit out for the third day in a row due to the soreness in his left hand, and he may not start again this season with just two games remaining. Eric Fryer will get the start behind the plate in Cervelli's place.

DTDFrancisco Cervelli
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5 months ago

Cervelli (hand) may be shut down for the remainder of the season, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran catcher has been battling a left hand injury, which led manager Clint Hurdle to say Wednesday that the club intends to "back off" Cervelli for the rest of the season. The Pirates are carrying Eric Fryer and Jacob Stallings on the active roster right now, so it seems that those two will assume the catching duties for the remaining few games with Cervelli ailing.

DTDFrancisco Cervelli
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5 months ago

Cervelli is not in Sunday's lineup versus Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli will give way to Eric Fryer behind the dish Sunday afternoon. Over the last six games, Cervelli has posted a .318/.400/.545 line while hitting a home run and two doubles.