That's Amore: Francisco Cervelli to Continue Rehab Assignment in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS - Today the Pittsburgh Pirates announced the transfer of catcher Francisco Cervelli's rehab assignment from Double-A Altoona to Indianapolis. Cervelli, catching and batting second for the Tribe tonight, will be the 17th different player from the Pirates this season to rehab with Indy.
Cervelli, 33, began the season with Pittsburgh and hit safely in eight of his first 10 games. He appeared in just 34 games for the Buccos and was placed under concussion protocol on May 26. He was eventually moved to the 10- and 60-day injured lists before starting his rehab assignment with the Curve on Sunday. He went 1-for-3 with a double against Reading.
Cervelli is coming off a career year in 2018, when he recorded career highs in home runs (12), RBI (57), OPS (.809) and extra-base hits (30). Over 700 career major league games, Cervelli has produced a .269 average, 36 home runs, 261 RBI and a .358 on-base percentage.
The Venezuelan originally signed with the Yankees in 2003 and was acquired by the Pirates on Nov. 12, 2014 in exchange for left-hander Justin Wilson.
Indianapolis' MLB rehab assignments are presented by Franciscan Health.
• Discuss this story on the International League message board...
International League Stories from August 13, 2019
- Knights Rout RailRiders 15-1 in Opener - Charlotte Knights
- Late home run by Ryan McBroom helps RailRiders avoid shutout - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
- IronPigs first night in Louisville a forgetful one - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- Florimon's Two-Run Homer Clips Columbus, 3-2 - Gwinnett Stripers
- Bisons Mash Their Way to 11-3 Win over 'Hens - Buffalo Bisons
- Nay Homers in Bats Win over IronPigs, 7-3 - Louisville Bats
- Indians Clip Red Wings on Martin's Clutch Triple - Indianapolis Indians
- Mud Hens Allow Four Home Runs in Loss - Toledo Mud Hens
- Tides Blank PawSox in Series Opener - Pawtucket Red Sox
- Mets Drop Series Opener to Bulls, 9-6 - Syracuse Mets
- Game Information: Indianapolis Indians (58-60) vs. Rochester Red Wings (60-59) - Indianapolis Indians
- Game Notes: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (56-61) at Louisville Bats (50-69) - Louisville Bats
- That's Amore: Francisco Cervelli to Continue Rehab Assignment in Indy - Indianapolis Indians
- Homestand Highlights: Wings V. Bisons, August 19-22 - Rochester Red Wings
- Hens Team with Hondros College of Nursing - Toledo Mud Hens
- Bisons Game Notes - Buffalo vs. Toledo (7:05 p.m.) - Buffalo Bisons
- SWB Game Notes - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
- Louisville Bats Homestand Notes: August 13-18 - Louisville Bats
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Indianapolis Indians Stories
- Hayes Homers Again But Indians Lose to Hens, 12-4
- Game Information: Indianapolis Indians (61-64) at Toledo Mud Hens (57-68)
- Tribe Walk-Off After Five-Run Comeback
- Game Information: Indianapolis Indians (60-64) vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs (60-63)
- Ramirez Strong But 'Pigs Top Indians, 3-2