Running / Francisco Cervelli / Jacob Stallings / Pittsburgh Pirates

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.
Under the...

Continue reading ...

 








LIVE: Oxford United vs Manchester City

LIVE: Oxford United vs Manchester City

Pep Guardiola's side began their defence of the Carabao Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Oxford on Tuesday Read more ...

League Cup: Mourinho's Man United ousted by Lampard's Derby

League Cup: Mourinho's Man United ousted by Lampard's Derby

The coaching apprentice got the better of his former master as Frank Lampard's Derby knocked Jose Mourinho's Manchester United of the League Cup Read more ...

Roberto Osuna agrees to peace bond, has assault charge withdrawn

Roberto Osuna agrees to peace bond, has assault charge withdrawn

The Astros right-hander agreed to a peace bond, which means he must stay away from the victim for a year. Read more ...

Jesus and Mahrez lead City past Oxford

Jesus and Mahrez lead City past Oxford

Pep Guardiola's side began their defence of the Carabao Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Oxford on Tuesday Read more ...

Rough loss to Kentucky humbles No. 23 Mississippi State

Rough loss to Kentucky humbles No. 23 Mississippi State

Read more ...

5 milestones within reach this season

5 milestones within reach this season

As a new season nears, a number of players prepare to chase history. Here are five players who have the opportunity to reach career milestones, and in some cases, cement their... Read more ...

College football Week 5 picks against the spread for every top-25 game

College football Week 5 picks against the spread for every top-25 game

Check out Sporting News' picks against the spread for every game involving a top-25 team, including Penn State-Ohio State and Notre Dame-Stanford. Read more ...

Vikings want Pro Bowler Everson Griffen mentally evaluated in wake of...

Vikings want Pro Bowler Everson Griffen mentally evaluated in wake of erratic behavior

The Minnesota Vikings have asked Pro Bowl DE Everson Griffen to get a mental evaluation following a pattern of erratic behavior last week. Read more ...

Ryder Cup 2018: Rejuvenated Tiger Woods eager to improve on Cup record

Ryder Cup 2018: Rejuvenated Tiger Woods eager to improve on Cup record

Woods has only finished on the winning team in one of his seven Ryder Cup playing appearances and is not happy with that record. Read more ...

Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

Cristiano Ronaldo turns his focus back to Juventus's quest for a treble this season on Wednesday after losing out in the FIFA's best player of the year award. Five-time Ballon... Read more ...