Pittsburgh Pirates
    Francisco Cervelli
    Francisco Cervelli
    #29 | Francisco Cervelli
    Healthy
    Catcher | Pittsburgh Pirates
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 3/6/1986
    Height, Weight 6'1", 210 lbs
    From Valencia, VEN
    College None
    Drafted 2003
    Salary --
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    2018 Season
    HR
    12
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    RBI
    57
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    AVG
    .259
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 3/6/1986
    Height, Weight 6'1", 210 lbs
    From Valencia, VEN
    College None
    Drafted 2003
    Salary --
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    RotowireMar 20, 10:06a ET

    News

    Cervelli went 1-for-2 with his second stolen base of the spring Tuesday.

    Impact

    The 33-year-old, who's hitting .229 with a pair of homers in Grapefruit League action, caught against the Tigers. Pittsburgh has eased Cervelli into his regular position, allowing him to stay fresh by playing him at DH and first. He's healthy, as evidenced by his straight steal of second base Tuesday, but keep in mind that he's missed time in recent seasons due to concussions and has played more than 104 games once in 11 MLB campaigns.

    RotowireMar 8, 12:16a ET

    News

    Cervelli caught four innings against the Orioles on Thursday.

    Impact

    The appearance behind the plate was Cervelli's first of the spring as he'd previously split time serving as a designated hitter and first baseman. He took a bouncing, 85-mph off-speed pitch off his throwing elbow but didn't miss a beat. Cervelli set career-highs in homers (12) and RBI (57) in 2018. His extensive concussion history requires fantasy owners to prepare for alternatives behind the plate, however, as the 33-year-old has never played a full season in the majors.