Francisco Cervelli C PIT 3 days ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup Friday, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

It's just a standard day off for Cervelli, who will make way for Chris Stewart behind the dish against the Mets.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 5 days ago

Cervelli (head) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Minnesota.

A foul tip to the facemask resulted in Cervelli's removal from Tuesday's game, but he will return behind the plate Wednesday to face Mike Pelfrey and the Twins. The Pirates reportedly subjected Cervelli to a battery of tests, which is no surprise given his concussion history, but no symptoms were found.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 6 days ago

Cervelli was removed from Tuesday's game for precautionary reasons after take a ball to the mask, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen Nesbitt reports.

He was replaced by Chris Stewart midway through Tuesday's game after going 1-for-1 with a walk. Cervelli is now hitting .297 with a .355 OBP, which is excellent for a defensively skilled catcher. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 1 week ago

Cervelli remained hot on Sunday as he went 2-for-4 with the game-winning RBI and a run scored against the Cubs.

The Venezuelan raised his average to .290 across exactly 100 at-bats this season and will continue to see the majority of the starts behind the plate ahead of Chris Stewart if he continues to perform at this level.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 1 week ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup for Saturday's lineup against the Cubs, Jay Cohen of the AP reports.

Cervelli will rest up after his biggest game of the season Friday, with Chris Stewart manning the plate. Cervelli's bat has been hot for all of May, hitting .325/.386/.400.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 1 week ago

Cervelli put together his biggest fantasy game of 2015 Friday, going 3-for-6 with a double and four RBI against the Cubs.

He took a beating behind the plate, but played all 12 innings. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Bucs give Cervelli the day off Saturday. The catcher has three of his season's seven extra-base hits in the last three starts (all doubles) and doubled his RBI total Friday.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 2 weeks ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup Thursday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen Nesbitt reports.

It's just a regular day off for Cervelli in the day game following Wednesday's night game. Chris Stewart will get the start behind the plate Thursday and hit eighth.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 2 weeks ago

Cervelli went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a walk Tuesday.

The catching spot formerly belonging to Russell Martin has been filled adequately by Cervelli and Chris Stewart. Cervelli is hitting .267 in 86 at-bats, but has no homers and four RBI. He's taken a beating in recent games behind the plate, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Stewart get the start Wednesday.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 3 weeks ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup Thursday against the Reds, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Cervelli continues to receive nearly every third day off in favor of Chris Stewart behind the plate. That is the case once again Thursday, as Stewart will start and bat eighth for the Pirates.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 3 weeks ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Cervelli played all 11 innings behind the plate in Saturday's loss, so he'll get some time off Sunday to regain his legs. Chris Stewart will start at catcher, serving as the battery mate for Vance Worley.