Francisco Cervelli

Francisco Cervelli HR
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 28, 2018 - 5:45 am
27th in batting average and 29th in runs and home runs in 2017, Pirates hitting coach Jeff Branson says communication was key in the off-season to build off positives and fix the negatives from last year. “You try to find a happy medium,” said Branson. “What I say it’s always right. What they say...
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Jameson Taillon
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 27, 2018 - 5:16 pm
Hurdle said he likes the length in the lineup and they are counting on the tandem of right and left and the power.
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Josh Harrison
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 27, 2018 - 8:30 am
The latest mystery from Pirates camp is what the starting lineup will be in Detroit on Thursday. It’s made more difficult to figure out as they will use a designated hitter for the first of only eight times this season. So with the roster paired down, here is what the lineup looks like in the...
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Francisco Cervelli and Jose Osuna
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm
Home runs in back-to-back games for Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli as the Bucs beat Toronto 7-4 on Sunday. Hitting .400. Cervelli now has four homers in his last seven games. Cervelli hit five homers all of last year and only hit one in 2016 in the regular season. The Pirates lead the...
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Ivan Nova
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2018 - 6:07 pm
Ivan Nova made his final start of the Spring, going three innings and allowing a couple of runs on five hits and three strikeouts in a 7-4 Pirates win over Tampa Bay. Of those hits, only one or two of them were solid. Nova said he had a good Spring Training overall saying an adjustment he made has...
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Steven Brault
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 23, 2018 - 6:03 pm
Steven Brault said he was told at the start of camp he could be moved to the bullpen, on Friday Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Brault and Tyler Glasnow would be long relievers. “Every man out there works in a chain to get the ball to Rivero when we are ahead,” Hurdle said. “When we are not, they...
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Chad Kuhl
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 22, 2018 - 10:22 pm
Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl went five and a third innings giving up one earned as the Pirates lost to Toronto 5-4. Kuhl allowed five hits, on a windy night that started at 62 degrees, with a walk and five strikeouts. “Felt really good, felt like the curve ball and slider execution were ok,”...
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Jacob Stallings
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2018 - 9:49 am
There is no doubt who the Pirates catchers are when camp breaks, but if an injury happens, they are developing a number three. “If something goes down with one of these first two guys, we have no hesitation to bringing Jacob into play.” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of the development of Jacob...
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Francisco Cervelli
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 17, 2018 - 6:26 pm
Even Francisco Cervelli admits he’d rather homer in a real game, than in two straight Spring Training games. However this may be a sign of changes working out for the oft-injured 32-year-old. Cervelli changed his trainer, his workouts and his diet this off-season and says he feels like a little kid...
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Chad Kuhl
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 17, 2018 - 5:49 pm
Fighting through illness during his last start, Chad Kuhl got a lot of offensive support going four and two-thirds, giving up three runs in a 13-5 Pirates win over Minnesota Saturday. Kuhl gave up eight runs in just over 2 innings against Baltimore in his last outing, which had jumped his Spring...
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