C - FA - RET
C Francisco Cervelli announced his retirement Saturday.
Cervelli released an official statement on Saturday stating he has retired from baseball. “Today, I want to share my difficult decision I’ve made to end my career as a professional baseball player.” The 34-year-old had a 13-year career playing mainly for the Yankees and Pirates. He might have had a few years left in tank if it weren’t for his concussion history. Cervelli collected 605 hits while slashing .268/.358/.382 with 41 home runs, 275 RBI, 281 runs scored and 17 stolen bases over 2,618 plate appearances during his career.
The Marlins placed Francisco Cervelli on the 7-day concussion IL.
Cervelli has a history of concussions, so this news is a bit scary. Jorge Alfaro should begin seeing the majority of starts behind the plate. He makes for an interesting speculative add for anyone in need of catching help.
Francisco Cervelli hit his third homer of the season as the Marlins lost to the Blue Jays 5-4.
The homer is Cervelli's third in six games. He isn't hitting much besides these three dingers, however, so he can remain on your waiver wire for now.
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the Marlins' 8-7 win over the Orioles on Thursday.
Cervelli signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Marlins over the offseason. The 34-year-old vet was hitting third in this one but doesn't figure to have much fantasy value moving forward.
Francisco Cervelli and the Marlins have finalized their one-year, $2 million agreement that was reached Dec. 23.
The deal is now official, and Cervelli will head to Miami to back up Jorge Alfaro. While Cervelli has been fantasy-relevant in the past, he doesn't figure to have much of an impact outside of an injury to Alfaro.