Francisco Cervelli 29 | Catcher

Pittsburgh Pirates

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News: The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for reliever Justin Wilson. Cervelli is a .278 career hitter who has been slowed by various injuries throughout his career. He also served a 50-game suspension in 2013 for his role in the Biogenesis drug scandal. Impact: Mainly a backup with the Yankees, the 28-year-old Cervelli batted .301 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 49 games last season. The Pirates could have an opening at catcher if they are unable to re-sign Russell Martin, a free agent who declined the team's $15.3 million qualifying offer after helping Pittsburgh to consecutive playoff berths. The energetic Cervelli was once a backup to Martin with the Yankees. (STATS, 10:06pm)
Francisco Cervelli
2014 Season
AVG
.301
HR
2
RBI
13
RUNS
18
Bio
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 210  Age: 28
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 3/6/1986, Valencia, Venezuela
College: None
Debut: 2008
Salary: $700,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury