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53 minutes 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.

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18 hours 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.

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3 days 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.

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6 days 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.

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2 weeks ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as no surprise, as it's rare to see a catcher play in both ends of a twin bill. Cervelli went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's matinee, his sixth stolen base of the season.

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2 weeks ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

He has appeared in all but eight games since the start of August, and while he has been an on-base machine over that stretch (.400 OBP), Cervelli's traditional roto stats leave a lot to be desired. Eric Fryer will get the start behind the dish and hit eighth Wednesday.

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3 weeks ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Reds, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli has started four consecutive games at catcher, so Pittsburgh will opt to put Chris Stewart behind the plate Sunday. Look for Cervelli to be in his usual spot for Monday's series opener versus the Phillies.

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3 weeks ago

Cervelli (thumb) is back behind the dish and hitting seventh Wednesday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

He injured his thumb in Monday's game, but required just one day of rest before returning to his post. Cervelli was seen as a fairly safe, if unspectacular option at catcher heading into the year. However, he has been fairly useless in non-OBP leagues, slashing .264/.377/.306 with zero home runs, 30 runs and 29 RBI through 321 plate appearances.

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4 weeks ago

Cervelli's bruised thumb is feeling "better," according to MLB.com's Adam Berry, but he is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

While Cervelli will miss at least one game following his early exit Monday, the good news is his setback is not related to the broken hand he suffered earlier this season. Chris Stewart will get the start behind the plate in Cervelli's place.

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4 weeks ago

Cervelli left the Pirates' clubhouse with his left thumb wrapped following Monday's game and did not speak to reporters, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

The catcher holds a career-best .377 OPS but remains homer-less in 265 at-bats. Since signing a three-year contract extension May 18, Cervelli is slashing .243/.364/.278 in 176 plate appearances and has missed time with a broken hamate bone.