Report: Cervelli open to extension with Pirates, wants $39 million
JAN 28, 2:55a ET | Robert Pace
Rotowire: Jan 15 / 12:22p ET
News: Cervelli agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Travis Sawchik reports.
Impact: Catcher defense is tough to value in arbitration cases, so the Pirates are getting Cervelli at a discount in 2016, as his offensive numbers are good, but not great. He is a middling option in fantasy, as he should hit for a relatively high average, but his counting stats will leave a lot to be desired.