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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: Francisco Cervelli recovering from migraines

By on 9/16/2014 07:00:00 AM

The New York Yankees entered the final 14 games of the 2014 season on Monday with a record of 76-72, third in the American League East. At five games out in the wild card race, the Yankees have little time to make up ground. There is some good news on the injury front, as backup catcher Francisco Cervelli is recovering from migraines that have kept him out of the lineup for nearly two weeks.

Our own Rose Ingberman reported on September 13 that the Yankees indicated that Cervelli's migraines he's been suffering are not related to concussions. Cervelli has been out since September 2 with the migraines.

An update on Cervelli, as reported by Bryan Hoch of, is that he is uncertain when the Yankees will allow him to return to the lineup. Cervelli has had several concussions in the past, but tests indicate that his migraines are not due to concussions. Cervelli is ready to go, but needs clearance from the doctor first.

In the meantime, the Yankees have called up Austin Romine from Triple-A to back up Brian McCann and John Ryan Murphy.

Cervelli, in his seventh major League season, is batting .280 with two home runs and 11 RBI this season. A career backup catcher, Cervelli has never played in more than 93 games in a season in the Major Leagues. He's a career .273 hitter with 10 home runs and 90 RBI in 241 games.

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