Francisco Cervelli To Begin Rehab This Weekend

francisco-cervelliVia Chad Jennings of the Journal News:

Francisco Cervelli caught yesterday and he’ll DH today and tomorrow. Girardi wasn’t exactly sure of the dates, but he believes Cervelli could be added to the High-A Tampa roster by the weekend for a rehab assignment. He said the first of May is still a possibility for Cervelli’s return. “Everything is going according to plan,” Girardi said.

So it sounds like the Yankees plan on starting Cervelli’s rehab this weekend and after a week, as long as there are no setbacks, he’ll be in the Bronx as the backup catcher. Gustavo Molina, of course, has been the backup with Cervelli on the DL, but he has barely played at all, starting only one game and getting just three at bats. So it’s hardly like they will miss him. Having Cervelli on the roster will give the Yankees more confidence in resting Russell Martin, who has played a lot despite coming off of knee and hip surgery.

Jennings also reported that Colin Curtis had surgery to repair his shoulder that he injured while diving during spring training and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. That’s a tough break for a kid who could have seen some time in the majors this year.

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4 Responses to Francisco Cervelli To Begin Rehab This Weekend

  1. john says:

    This is good news Cervelli is a good backup who can hit some. We need Cervelli soon so Martin doesnt wear down quickly remember he is coming off surgery. So he cant catch every game. I have been pleasently surprised by Martin's all-around game. But he has to get rest sometime and Molina just doesnt hit enough to play. I was hoping to see how Cervelli would do after working with Cano all offseason. Lets hope he comes back ready to go.

    Any word on how Montero and Romine are doing in the Minors?

    Thanks and Have a great day

    John

    • Mike S. says:

      As of today, 4/20, Montero is hitting .404 in 10 games. 19 for 47, 3 doubles, 1 HR, and 3 RBI. Boxscores don't speak for the defense however.

      In 10 games, Romine is at .263-0-5. 10 for 38, two doubles.

      • john says:

        Thanks. Yeah Montero will never be Pudge Rodriguez defensively but that bat should be real in the bigs soon. Maybe he can play left field. Ha

      • David K. says:

        Even though Montero had a poor spring training stats wise, I would have put him on the 25 man roster. He is as ready as he'll ever be with the bat, and they are wasting his talent in the minors. If you have to carry three catchers, then so be it.