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Pirates Place Francisco Cervelli On 7-Day Concussion DL

Posted On: Jun 23, 2018   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

The Pirates announced just before today's game that they placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the 7-day concussion DL. Fellow backstop Jacob Stallings has been recalled to take his place on the active roster.
That's unwelcome news for the Bucs, who say that Cervelli alerted the organization to symptoms last night, per MLB.com's Adam Berry. At this point, the prognosis is unknown.
It is hard to overstate Cervelli's importance to a Pirates club that is trying to hang in a tough NL Central race. He has been not only one of the team's best players, but one of the very most productive receivers in all of baseball. In just 218 plate appearances, Cervelli has already set a career-high with none home runs and carries a .257/.390/.486 slash with a healthy 14.2% walk rate.
If the Pirates can't stay close enough to a postseason berth, of course, some summer trade movement is likely. In that event, Cervelli could be a major possible trade asset - if, that is, the 32-year-old is at full health.
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