Pirates Activate Francisco Cervelli from Disabled List; Option A.J. Schugel

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Francisco Cervelli from the 7-day disabled list on Wednesday afternoon and he is starting tonight’s game behind the plate. The Pirates sent down right-handed reliever A.J. Schugel to make room for Cervelli on the active roster. For the time being, they will carry three catchers, although that could be short-lived. Prior to this move, they were carrying eight arms in the bullpen.

Cervelli ended up missing the minimum amount of time after going on the disabled list on June 7th. Schugel did not get into a game after being recalled on June 10th.

  • Cervelli is the epitome of a ‘MOPE” – Diaz should play everyday. What the Buccos have done to impede his development has been nothing short of a travesty. He is already 26 years old and is unequivocally the best option we have at the catching position.

  • Diaz is the man..he started playing/catching and the Pirates started winning. (Cutch being Cutch also helped).

  • Sit Cervelli tonight and he will have 2 more days off. Love what I seen from Diaz