Francisco Cervelli C PIT 13 hours ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians.

Cervelli has made four straight starts behind the plate, but will give way to Chris Stewart, who typically catches Gerrit Cole. This is just a regular day off, and Cervelli should return to the backstop for Monday's series opener against the Padres.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 3 days ago

Cervelli went 2-for-4 with his fourth homer of the season Thursday.

Cervelli, who has two homers and nine RBI in his last seven starts, will likely get Friday off after catching both Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. He now sports a .788 OPS in 214 at-bats.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 1 week ago

Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a pair of run-scoring, opposite-field hits Saturday against the Braves.

He's got 12 RBI in his last 17 games after beginning the season with 14 RBI in his first 40 contests. Cervelli is hitting .266 (17-for-64) in June, but leads all NL catchers with a .306 batting average in 2015.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 1 week ago

Cervelli is not in the starting lineup for the Pirates on Friday night.

Cervelli will sit after catching 13 innings and going 1-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's game against the Reds. Chris Stewart will make a spot start behind the plate Friday night for the Bucs.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 2 weeks ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.

Cervelli is likely just receiving a normal day off Wednesday after collecting his third home run of the season Tuesday. He's been a pleasant surprise for the Pirates this season, and should continue to see the lion's share of starts behind the plate.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 2 weeks ago

Cervelli launched his third home run of the season Tuesday in Pittsburgh's victory over the Reds.

The backstop's three-run blast was his only hit of the night. Cervelli has had something of a slow month this June, but he still owns a .306 batting average to go with his three home runs and 22 RBI.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 2 weeks ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup Thursday against the White Sox, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Cervelli will receive a day off after four straight starts behind the plate and a 0-for-4 night Wednesday. Chris Stewart will start in his place, batting ninth for the Pirates.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 3 weeks ago

Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI Monday against the White Sox.

The triple was only Cervelli's third extra-base hit in the last month, but his slash line since May 12 -- .393/.490/.500 -- has been off the charts. The catcher has already made 191 plate appearances, more than he did in six of seven seasons with the Yankees.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 3 weeks ago

Cervelli is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies.

This looks like nothing more than a routine day off for Cervelli following four consecutive starts. It appears he will continue to sit in favor of Chris Stewart every fifth day or so.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 1 month ago

Cervelli is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Cervelli has made four straight starts behind the plate for manager Clint Hurdle, but will take a seat for a regular day of rest. Chris Stewart will man the backstop in his stead.