OUTFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
2 months ago

Cervelli (quad) has been shut down for the remainder of the season, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli has dealt with a myriad of injuries this season, and it seems his latest ailment -- a left quad issue -- will end his season prematurely. "The reality is we've run out of time," manager Clint Hurdle said. Seeing as the Pirates are out of playoff contention, it doesn't make much sense to push Cervelli to return for what would be meaningless games. He'll finish the season with a .249/.342/.370 line with five homers in 81 games. Elias Diaz and Chris Stewart are expected to split duties behind the dish for the rest of the year.

OUTFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
2 months ago

Cervelli (quad) took live batting practice and ran the bases in cleats Wednesday and could still return this season, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will try squatting drills Friday, but is still without a firm timetable for return. While he could get back in 2017, we're running out of time in the season for him to make an impact, especially since his main contributions (batting average, compiling runs and RBI) are easier to capitalize over a long stretch than over a short period.

OUTFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
3 months ago

Cervelli (quadriceps) has hit a "plateau" in his squatting activities, according to head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this point in time, it seems relatively unknown when Cervelli will make his way back onto the field. It was expected that the catcher would be able to come back after a 10-day stay on the DL, but he hasn't been able to progress as quickly as the club would've liked, and may continue to rehab over the weekend instead of rejoining the team. Although there hasn't been a clear timetable on Cervelli's recovery, if he's able to ramp up his efforts over the next couple days, he could be back for the series in Milwaukee next week.

OUTFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
3 months ago

Cervelli (quadriceps) participated in light baseball activities Wednesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli continues to work his way back from a quad injury that landed him on the shelf over the weekend, and the Pirates remain hopeful that he'll be ready to rejoin the big club after a minimal 10-day stay. While he's been able to resume playing catch, jogging, and hitting in the cage recently, the Pirates may choose to err on the side of caution with Cervelli seeing as he's already been on the DL four separate times this season.

OUTFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
3 months ago

Cervelli (quadriceps) said Sunday that he expects to return from the disabled list in the minimum 10 days, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was less willing to offer a timetable for Cervelli's return, but the backstop said his left quad issue was "like a cramp," suggesting that it isn't anything that will keep him sidelined for long. Since Cervelli has already landed on the disabled list four separate times this season, the Pirates may choose to be extra cautious with the backstop. Even if he's activated when first eligible Sept. 5, Cervelli may not be asked to catch on a full-time basis initially.

OUTFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
3 months ago

Cervelli (quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli has been banged up down the stretch, suffering an injured quad on the same day he was activated from the disabled list due to a hand injury. Elias Diaz was recalled to add catching depth, and he'll split time with Chris Stewart behind the dish for the Pirates.

OUTFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
3 months ago

Cervelli (quad) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Reds, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli only played three innings in his first game back from the disabled list before having to exit with a quad injury. There's yet to be any word regarding the severity of the issue, but Pittsburgh will likely proceed with caution with their oft-injured backstop. With Cervelli out Saturday, Chris Stewart is starting behind the dish.

OUTFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
3 months ago

Cervelli left Friday's game against the Reds with a quadricep injury, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

After dealing with a wrist ailment, Cervelli came off the disabled list Friday. He has a history of wrist injuries, so it was assumed that was the reason for his early departure from Friday's game. However, it turns out that his quad was acting up and forced the Pirates to pull him in the third inning. If Cervelli is unable to play Saturday, look for Chris Stewart to start behind the dish.

OUTFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
3 months ago

Cervelli left Friday's game in the third inning with an apparent injury, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cervelli is attempting to play through debilitating wrist pain that can be traced back to hamate surgery he underwent last season. He said recently that he thought he would be playing through pain all season, so don't be surprised if these early exits become a regularity -- assuming he isn't forced to the disabled list altogether.

OUTFrancisco Cervelli
C PIT
3 months ago

Cervelli (hand) was activated from the disabled list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Elias Diaz was sent down in a corresponding move. Cervelli will presumably return to his role as the primary catcher right away, but a steady decline in batting average in recent seasons has dinged his appeal in shallower leagues.