Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli suffered a left quad injury in late August and couldn’t recover in time to make it back before the end of the regular season. MLB.com’s Adam Berry reports that the Pirates are shutting Cervelli down for the remainder of the season.
Manager Clint Hurdle said, “The reality is we’ve run out of time.”
Cervelli, 31, ends his season with a .249/.342/.370 triple-slash line along with five home runs, 31 RBI, and 31 runs scored in 304 plate appearances. He is under contract through 2019 and will earn $10.5 million next season.