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

Arbitration: Francisco Cervelli, Yankees avoid a hearing


New York Yankees’  catcher Francisco Cervelli will not be going to an arbitration hearing, as Jon Heyman reports.

The Bronx Bombers and Cervelli agreed on a one-year, $700,000 contract. Currently, the backstop figures to be third on the depth chart behind the plate, with Austin Romine and of course, free agent acquisition Brian McCann ahead of him.

Cervelli spent most of his time on the disabled list in 2013 after sustaining a fractured right hand from a foul tip. He played in only 17 games in 2013, and was also suspended 50-games as part of the Biogenesis scandal.

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  • bobjonestwo

    Glad to have Cervelli back, love his hustle and enthusiasm. Good luck this year Francisco.

    • Brian McCarthy

      Too bad he can’t learn to not punch at the ball and let it come to him behind the plate. Thats how he got his hand broken last year and it will happen again. Besides it makes him the worst pitch framer in baseball