The Pittsburgh Pirates placed catcher Francisco Cervelli back on the 7 day concussion disabled list before Saturday’s doubleheader against the Brewers. The 32 year old’s concussion like symptoms have returned.
ROSTER MOVE: The Pirates have placed Francisco Cervelli on the 7-Day DL with post concussive symptoms and recalled Jacob Stallings from AAA Indy.
— Pirates (@Pirates) July 14, 2018
Cervelli was originally placed on the concussion disabled list back on June 22 due to foul balls off of his mask. He’s had a total of four recorded concussions in his career, including three in the past year and a half.
This latest setback has put Cervelli’s career behind the plate in jeopardy. He’s already started taking groundballs at first base.
Francisco Cervelli takes ground balls at first base today. Interesting. pic.twitter.com/cTdkTxzROS
— Greg Brown (@gbrowniepoints) July 10, 2018
The Pirates want his bat in the lineup as he’s already topped his career high in homers with nine and he’s on pace to set a career high in RBIs too.