|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||3/6/1986|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 210 lbs|
|Nationality||Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of|
Cervelli went 1-for-2 with his second stolen base of the spring Tuesday.
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.
Cervelli caught four innings against the Orioles on Thursday.
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.