Aug 6, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli (29) takes batting follow sooner than taking part in the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park. Obligatory Credit score: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports activities
The Atlanta Braves signed catcher Francisco Cervelli to a big league contract on Saturday, two days after the Pittsburgh Pirates positioned the veteran catcher on waivers.
Cervelli asked his unlock from Pittsburgh to pursue alternatives with a workforce that might be offering extra taking part in time and a possibility to play within the postseason.
The 33-year-old Cervelli batted .193 with one homer and 5 RBIs in 34 video games this season, his 5th with Pittsburgh. He’s an entire life .269 hitter with 36 house runs and 261 RBIs in 700 video games with the New York Yankees (2008-14) and Pirates (2015-19).
He has noticed restricted motion this season on account of a concussion.
Veterans Brian McCann and Tyler Plants have treated the catching tasks for Atlanta this season, however McCann went at the 10-day injured checklist on Wednesday with a sprained left knee.
To make room for Cervelli at the 40-man roster, the Braves moved lefthander Grant Dayton to the 60-day injured checklist and optioned catcher Alex Jackson to Triple-A Gwinnett.
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