Francisco Cervelli C PIT 2 Months

Cervelli agreed to a one-year, $987,500 contract with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of reports.

Cervelli was limited to just 49 games last season due to hamstring and head injuries, and as result, he'll only see a modest bump in salary (from $700,000) in his second year of arbitration. The Pirates appear content to lean on Cervelli as their primary option behind the plate next season, and while his RBI and runs scored totals could be serviceable if he's able to stay healthy, Cervelli's minimal pop and injury history will likely deter many in one-catcher leagues.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 3 Months

The Pirates tendered Cervelli -- a second-year, arbitration-eligible player -- a contract offer prior to Tuesday's deadline.

The Pirates will likely give Cervelli the keys to their starting catching job in 2015. If he's able to stay healthy -- Cervelli has never appeared in 100 games in a season before -- then he could help fantasy owners. The former Yankee has compiled a career .278/.348./729 slash line in 785 plate appearances in parts of seven seasons with New York.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 4 Months

Cervelli was traded to the Pirates on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Cervelli had been limited to a backup role in New York, but should see an opportunity for more reps in Pittsburgh, as Russell Martin has declined his $15.3 million qualifying offer for next season. The former Yankee won't be much of a power threat in Pittsburgh, but can certainly help the peripherals of fantasy owners in deep, two-catcher leagues, as the backstop slashed .301/.370/.432 over 49 games last season.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 6 Months

Cervelli (head) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, reports.

After missing 14 games due to migraine headaches, Cervelli will step back in behind the plate Tuesday with Brian McCann at first in place of Mark Teixeira (wrist). Cervelli has compiled an impressive .284/.346/.486 batting line so far in the second half, and he could see more regular starts over the final weeks if Teixeira is forced to miss additional time.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 6 Months

Cervelli (head) has been pain-free for the past week, and has been taking batting practice and catching in the bullpen, reports.

Despite this news, it's still unclear when Cervelli will be able to return to the lineup. Manager Joe Girardi is playing it safe to ensure the cluster migraines don't reoccur, so they'll hold him out for a little bit longer. John Ryan Murphy will continue to serve as the backup catcher in the meantime.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 6 Months

Cervelli (head) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Cervelli, who's been sidelined since Sept. 2 due to severe headaches, said Friday that he feels well enough to play but it's uncertain when he'll actually return to the field. The 28-year-old has a history of concussions but his current issue is reportedly unrelated.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 6 Months

Cervelli (head) said that his headaches are gone and feels well enough to get back on the diamond,Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.

The Yankees have yet to report anything on the situation, but this is obviously a step in the right direction for Cervelli, who has been out since September 5. Brian McCann figures to see a large share of the remaining starts at catcher for the Yankees, while J.R. Murphy is also available after roster expansion earlier this month.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 6 Months

Cervelli will be out for an undetermined amount of time due to severe headaches, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports.

It's unclear where Cervelli's headaches stem from, but he will be down for a bit because of them. John Ryan Murphy will likely take on backup duties for Brian McCann, while the Yankees are expected to recall Austin Romine on Saturday to fill in the third catcher spot.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 7 Months

Cervelli went 1-for-2 with a homer and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Cervelli has seen his playing time pick back up over the last week while Brian McCann (concussion) has been unavailable, recording four hits in 15 at-bats during that time. McCann is reportedly progressing and could be back by the weekend, however, meaning Cervelli's usefulness could quickly come to a close.

Francisco Cervelli C PIT 9 Months

Yankees activated C Francisco Cervelli from the 60-day disabled list.

Cervelli missed nearly two months with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain but is ready to back up Brian McCann again. John Ryan Murphy has been optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.