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  1. Yankees call up Austin Romine to replace Francisco Cervelli

    Apr 27, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Austin Romine AP

    With Francisco Cervelli slated to miss six weeks following surgery today to repair a fractured right hand, the Yankees have recalled catcher Austin Romine to replace him on the active roster. Romine was hitting .333 (14-for-42) with one home run and four RBI over his first 14 games this season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 24-year-old…

  2. Yankees’ Ivan Nova, Francisco Cervelli exit with injuries

    Apr 26, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT

    Ivan Nova

    At this rate, the Yankees might run out of players. Two more players are headed to the infirmary as pitcher Ivan Nova and catcher Francisco Cervelli both exited tonight’s game against the Blue Jays with injuries. Cervelli hurt his hand on a foul ball from Jays batter Rajai Davis in the first inning, per ESPN’s…

  3. This guy caught two homers last night in New York

    Apr 19, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Didi Gregorius

    The Yankees wrapped up a three-game set with the Diamondbacks last night. It was a 14-inning affair that eventually ended 6-2 in the D-Backs’ favor, but that wasn’t the most interesting thing about the game. Zack Hample, a baseball collector and author of several books including How to Snag Major League Baseballs, caught two home…

  4. Yankees use Robinson Cano at shortstop

    Apr 13, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Losing Derek Jeter will make you do crazy things. Like use Robinson Cano at shortstop, which the Yankees did in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles after having pinch-hit for Jayson Nix. Catcher Francisco Cervelli took Cano’s spot at second base. Cano has logged 10,490 defensive innings at the Major League level, all of…

  5. Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera help lead Yankees to first win of season

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte

    It felt like old times tonight in the Bronx, as Andy Pettitte tossed eight innings of one-ball and Mariano Rivera notched the save as the Yankees topped the Red Sox 4-2 for the team’s first victory of the 2013 season. Pettitte was in control for most of the night, scattering eight hits while striking out…

  6. Report: MLB is “actively going after” any players linked to the Biogenesis clinic

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    It was announced yesterday that Tigers minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo was suspended 100 games for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. No specific drug was mentioned in the announcement, but it was later confirmed that the suspension was the result of his connection to the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic. But there’s a…

  7. Francisco Cervelli is the Yankees’ starting catcher

    Mar 13, 2013, 1:20 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

    Last year around this time the Yankees demoted Francisco Cervelli to Triple-A. He remained there for basically the entire season and hit just .246 with a .657 OPS in 99 games. And now he’s in position to be the Yankees’ starting catcher. Yesterday manager Joe Girardi told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that…

  8. Yankees option catcher Austin Romine to Triple-A

    Mar 11, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

    Austin Romine AP

    It’s settled. Barring a last-minute addition, the Yankees will enter the season with a catching tandem of Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. That became the reality this afternoon after prospect catcher Austin Romine was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre among a series of roster cuts. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said back in January that he…

  9. Francisco Cervelli will not play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic

    Feb 16, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Francisco Cervelli Reuters

    Francisco Cervelli was listed on Italy’s provisional roster when it was announced last month, but it turns out that he will not participate in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Cervelli confirmed this morning that he has withdrawn from the tournament. As it stands right now, the 26-year-old projects to…

  10. Francisco Cervelli on link to Biogenesis clinic: “I just went there, talked, and that’s it.”

    Feb 13, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Cervelli walks back to the dugout after striking out against the Washington Nationals in Tampa

    Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli spoke to the media today about being named in the Biogenesis clinic records, admitting that he met with biochemist Anthony Bosch following a 2011 foot injury and denying any wrongdoing: When I got my foot injured in 2011, I checked with doctors and somebody recommended me Biogenesis. I went there for…

  11. Jesus Montero linked to Biogenesis

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago Cubs

    The New York Daily News reports that Mariners catcher Jesus Montero‘s name appears in the Biogenesis records.  Add him to Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Danny Valencia, Francisco Cervelli, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal. The report said he was “named in records.” It does not say if there is any indicia of PED use on…

  12. Ryan Braun’s name discovered in the Biogenesis records

    Feb 5, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

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    From Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports: Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun‘s name is in records of the Miami-area clinic alleged to have distributed performance-enhancing drugs to a rash of baseball players, and Major League Baseball will investigate the link to the former MVP who tested positive for illegal synthetic testosterone during the 2011 postseason.…

  13. Francisco Cervelli OK after suffering whiplash in Venezuelan Winter League

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Cervelli walks back to the dugout after striking out against the Washington Nationals in Tampa

    We heard last week that the Yankees are prepared to begin 2013 with Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart as their catching duo, so this report from Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York is worth noting. Francisco Cervelli, who seems to make getting hurt in the off-season or in spring training an annual ritual, suffered a…

  14. Yankees catching prospect Austin Romine likely to begin season in minors

    Jan 4, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

    New York Yankees manager Girardi talks with catcher Romine during a workout in Tampa

    Everyone keeps waiting for the Yankees to do something about their underwhelming catching situation, but no moves appear to be on the horizon and today general manager Brian Cashman revealed that catching prospect Austin Romine is likely headed to Triple-A. “I expect Romine to go to Triple-A,” Cashman said, via Anthony McCarron of the New…

  15. Pirates and Russell Martin agree to two-year, $17 million contract

    Nov 29, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

    Russell Martin Getty

    UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Yankees never made Martin an offer. In fact, they haven’t made an offer to any position players so far this offseason. 8:44 PM: David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that Martin agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pirates. You could understand if the…

  16. Yankees claim catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Giants

    Nov 5, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

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    The Yankees announced this evening that they have claimed catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Giants. It’s your move, Russell Martin. Whiteside, 33, appeared in 12 games with the World Series champion Giants this season and owns a meager .215/.273/.335 batting line and a .608 OPS over 537 plate appearances in the majors. He…

  17. Orioles blank Rays, but Yankees come back against Red Sox to maintain lead in AL East

    Oct 2, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

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    Rays righty James Shields racked up a franchise-high 15 strikeouts in a complete-game effort Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, but the Orioles were able to squeeze out a 1-0 victory thanks to a fourth-inning Chris Davis home run. It was one of only two hits that the Baltimore offense was able to muster in the…

  18. Yankees acquire Chris Stewart from Giants, send “red-eyed and stunned” Francisco Cervelli to Triple-A

    Apr 4, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

    Francisco Cervelli

    Russell Martin will have a new backup this season, as the Yankees acquired journeyman catcher Chris Stewart from the Giants in exchange for minor-league right-hander George Kontos and optioned Francisco Cervelli to Triple-A. Cervelli has been in the majors since 2009, backing up Jorge Posada and then Martin while hitting .272 with a .338 on-base…

  19. Report: Yankees adding Raul Ibanez, Eric Chavez to mix

    Feb 17, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT

    Raul Ibanez, Yadier Molina

    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman indicates that the Yankees have agreements with left-handed hitters Raul Ibanez and Eric Chavez that will be finalized after the A.J. Burnett deal is approved by the league. The Yankees looked at picking up a left-handed option at DH in a Burnett trade and reportedly had a deal done for Bobby…

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