7DFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
5 days ago

Cervelli is headed back to the 7-day disabled list after experiencing illness and "post-concussion symptoms" stemming from the initial injury he suffered in early June, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli has not played in the last two games after going 1-for-3 in Monday's series opener against Milwaukee. The 31-year-old landed on the concussion DL on June 7 after taking a foul ball off his mask during a game. He subsequently came back right after he was eligible on June 14, but has been dealing with an ongoing illness over the past two days that has forced the team to make this move. The Pirates have yet to announce a corresponding roster decision but Elias Diaz and Chris Stewart will help out behind the plate until Cervelli is good to return.

7DFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
6 days ago

Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said Cervelli will undergo a "battery of tests" for an ongoing illness, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli has been sidelined multiple times since April due to the recurring illness, so the Pirates are hoping to get a better idea of what the backstop is dealing with. It's unclear when Cervelli will be able to return to action at this point, but Chris Stewart and Elias Diaz should continue to split time behind the dish while he remains out.

7DFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
6 days ago

Cervelli (illness) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran catcher was scratched from Tuesday's contest with flu-like symptoms, and it seems like a night off was not enough to get rid of the issue. Chris Stewart will take over behind the plate to fill in for him. Consider Cervelli day-to-day for now, with his next chance to enter the lineup coming Thursday for the series finale with Milwaukee.

7DFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
1 week ago

Cervelli was scratched from Tuesday's game against the Brewers with flu-like symptoms, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elias Diaz will take over behind the dish for him, while Cervelli should be considered day-to-day.

7DFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
1 week ago

Cervelli is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli had started three consecutive games upon his activation from the 7-day concussion DL on Wednesday, but will get the day off Sunday as the Pirates wrap up their three-game set against the Cubs. Elias Diaz will draw the start in his stead.

7DFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
2 weeks ago

Cervelli went 1-for-3 in his return from the disabled list Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The catcher was also hit by a pitch on his left elbow, leading to bench-emptying, near tussle. Prior to his concussion, Cervelli was in the midst of a power outage, slashing just .254/.375/.288 in his last 72 plate appearances. His numbers carry weight in on-base leagues but he's totaled only two extra-base hits (both doubles) since May 11. Cervelli is 1-for-4 with a two-run double against Friday starter Eddie Butler.

7DFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
2 weeks ago

Cervelli (concussion), who was activated from the 7-day disabled list earlier Wednesday, will start behind the plate and bat seventh later in the evening against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

It appears the Pirates have no qualms about having Cervelli resume catching duties right away after he passed all concussion tests. The team will still carry three catchers on the roster for the time being, but look for the Pirates to return Jacob Stallings to Triple-A Indianapolis when more depth is needed at another position.

7DFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
2 weeks ago

Cervelli (concussion) was activated from the 7-day disabled list Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli ultimately missed the minimum amount of time after suffering a minor concussion last week. It's unclear if the Pirates will ease him back into action at all or if he'll resume his normal duties behind the plate immediately, but there's a good chance the former could happen given the fact that Pittsburgh is opting to carry three catchers in the big leagues. A.J. Schugel was optioned to make room for him on the roster.

7DFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
3 weeks ago

Cervelli (concussion) was placed on the 7-day disabled list Wednesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli was diagnosed with a concussion after taking a foul ball off his mask during Tuesday's contest. It's unclear if he'll be ready to return to the Pirates when he's eligible next Tuesday, though that should become clearer in the coming days as the team monitors his status. Jacob Stallings was recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the roster, while Elias Diaz will likely serve as the primary backstop in Cervelli's absence.

7DFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
3 weeks ago

Cervelli exited Tuesday's game against the Orioles after being struck by a ball on his catching mask, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

On an evening in which starting pitcher Ivan Nova had already been lifted with left knee inflammation, batterymate Cervelli was forced to exit two innings later after being struck by a foul ball on his facemask. It's possible that his departure was simply precautionary, though we'll have to wait for word on the official diagnosis. Cervelli should be considered day-to-day for now.