Apr 25, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli (29) hits a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Francisco Cervelli will be re-examined by specialist


According to Jeff Roberts on Twitter, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that Francisco Cervelli’s broken right finger is still sore and will be re-examined by a specialist in Cleveland.

The 27 year old New York Yankees catcher has been sidelined since late April with a fracture and was shut down earlier this month due to a stress reaction in his elbow. He was also linked to the Biogenesis scandal. Cervelli just can’t seem to catch a break.

As the Yankees continue forward with the season, they can’t afford to count on him at this point. After acquiring outfielder Alfonso Soriano, they are trying to make a strong push towards the playoffs in hopes or winning another World Series.

He’s hitting .269 with 3 home runs, 8 RBI’s on 14 hits with 52 at bats in 17 games this season. The last game he played was against the Toronto Blue Jays where he went 1-3 with a home run and RBI. If or when he is cleared, he could be coming off the bench, or may even see a couple games at the designated hitters spot.

 

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