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Cervelli’s test results sent to New York for further review

Mar 3, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT

New York Yankees catcher Cervelli smiles as he steps out of the batting cage at the team's spring training camp in Tampa

The Yankees still aren’t sure how serious Francisco Cervelli‘s left foot injury might be.

The 24-year-old catcher exited Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Astros after fouling a ball off his foot. Trainers took him immediately for an MRI and CT scan, but the results on both tests were inconclusive.

Now those MRI and CT scan readings are going to be shipped back to New York for further review by team physicians. Yankees manager Joe Girardi spoke about the matter Thursday with a group of reporters, including MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:

“He did feel a little bit better today, but there’s still some concern,” said Girardi. “We’ll just wait to see what [the doctors] say.”

Girardi acknowledged that an extended absence could hurt Cervelli’s chances of making the club’s Opening Day roster. He was hoping to serve as Russell Martin‘s backup to begin the 2011 season.

  1. aronmantoo - Mar 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Paper thin starting pitching satff, Paper thin behind the plate

    • bloodysock - Mar 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

      That’s why they play the games on the field and not on paper.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 3, 2011 at 9:26 PM

      If by paper thin you mean the best organizational depth at Catcher in MLB, I agree completely.

      Martin
      Cervelli
      Montero
      Posada
      G. Molina
      Romine

      Plus Bengie Molina is still out there….

      • BC - Mar 4, 2011 at 9:16 AM

        Agree. If Cervelli and Martin aren’t ready to go Opening Day (though it looks like they will be), gee, you have to fall back to using a borderline Hall-Of-Famer at catcher for a little while. Sounds like Martin gets most of the playing time. I actually like Cervelli, but it’s probably between him and Montero for the backup slot. Then you’ll see Posada catch once in a while if they want to cycle A-Rod or Jeter through the DH spot for a day.

  2. cur68 - Mar 3, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Hey Yanker fans; when they come to do a movie about this season put out a petition to try and get Daniel Day Lewis to play Cervelli. He’s got experience.

    • phukyouk - Mar 3, 2011 at 9:19 PM

      its going to be called “How we won it all with just CC, Huges, and 3 other schmucks”

      I like it!

      • aronmantoo - Mar 3, 2011 at 9:25 PM

        You like it? You’re daydreaming

  3. elpendejo59 - Mar 4, 2011 at 2:33 AM

    Cervelli’s foot injury has 6 comments. Tulowitzki’s has none. Had the opposite been true, the “universe” may have ceased to exist.

    • uyf1950 - Mar 4, 2011 at 10:28 AM

      Had most of the other teams had half the fans and following of the Yankees may be those teams wouldn’t need to rely on “revenue sharing” to line their owners pockets.

      • Panda Claus - Mar 4, 2011 at 11:21 AM

        You say “fans”, I say “front runners”. Nothing personal of course, but if duh Yanks have a less than successful season, 1/4 of those “fans” will be Red Sox “front runners” by season’s end.

        In related news, I understand the doctors also took an x-ray of Cervelli’s noggin and confirmed that he is indeed, the Great Gazoo.

      • uyf1950 - Mar 4, 2011 at 12:02 PM

        Panda – I guess that’s something we will never know. Apparently you are not a Yankee “FAN”, so It’s something you can only speculate about Yankee fans. Perhaps you are unaware that the Red Sox NESN TV ratings dropped 36% in 2010 maybe it’s not the Yankee fans that you are thinking of when you talk about front runners. Nothing personal of course.

      • Panda Claus - Mar 4, 2011 at 12:11 PM

        Actually I’m an Orioles fan, tough as it has been to say that publicly in recent years. I know several “true” Yankees fan personally and can live with them being fans as they are.

        Generally speaking I’m not bashing fans of any particular teams, but more so the fans that gravitate to the guys that happen to be winning at the time. I guess all “true” fans have to deal with front runners when their team wins. Me, it’s not a problem I’ve had to deal with lately.

        I knew you were a *ultimate yankees fan* and was merely pushing some navy blue and pinstripe colored buttons along the way. That was just a method for me to work in a tweak at Boy Cervelli and his man-sized helmet.

      • uyf1950 - Mar 4, 2011 at 12:15 PM

        Panda, my friend. I never said you were a Red Sox fan. I only said you were not a Yankee fan and I only pointed out that it was far more likely that it’s was the Red Sox who had “front runner” fans considering where they finished in the standings and their regional tv ratings drop off. At least based on last year.

  4. uyf1950 - Mar 4, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Mo one likes to see a player suffer even a minor injury. However this could be a blessing for the Yankees. It may force them (Yankees) to take a closer look at Montero and bring him north for the regular season the first of April and give him some real on the job training. I like Cervelli but to be fair his defense isn’t that good and his offense is lacking.

    • uyf1950 - Mar 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM

      Sorry. The first word should be “No” not mo.

      • cur68 - Mar 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM

        Nah, liked it better with “Mo”. Looked like you thought Rivera was being a bastard. See, he could get a way with it, unlike Gomes. Cant throw at the pitcher. Next time you typo, use “Jeets”, okay? And make it look like he’s in love with ARoid. That would make us all happy.

      • uyf1950 - Mar 4, 2011 at 12:11 PM

        cur68 – next time you post something you may just want to speak for yourself and not comment as if you are speaking for entire blogging world. For example in your current post “That would make us all happy”.

      • cur68 - Mar 4, 2011 at 12:20 PM

        Bit early in the day to get our knickers in knot, innit? Relax. You’ll go to an early end with all that touchyness. I’m going to risk that the grave crime I’ve committed by humorously using “all” will be overlooked by the greater populace of blogworldians. The point of the sentence was to imply all would be amused. Sometimes hyperbole is funny when we don’t have to explain it, you see. Easy on the red meat for a day or so, kay? Of all baseball fans you’ve got the least to be all uptight about. Yes, this too is hyperbole. And now, I’d like to quote someone I recently tried to have a wee jest with; Im done with this.

      • uyf1950 - Mar 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM

        Just one final comment before I am done with this as well. It gets a little tiring to hear comments about PED’s and Yankee players when most teams had or have players linked to PED’s. I am particularly tired of the ARod reference since it’s ancient history…and to the best of my knowledge no current player on the Yankee roster has tested positive for PED’s while they have been on the Yankee roster and in Alex’s case that’s 7 years. With that last comment I’m done with this subject. I apologize if I seem a bit sensitive or tired of the comments.

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