Pirates Have Considered an Extension for Francisco Cervelli

By Jason Shetler

p/c: Rich Schultz - Getty Images

p/c: Rich Schultz – Getty Images

The Pirates are considering the possibility of locking up Francisco Cervelli to an extension, this according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Cervelli’s first season in Pittsburgh this year was a successful one, as he hit .295 along with a .771 OPS and a 114 OPS+ in 130 games played while almost being a four-win player with a 3.8 WAR. Although his 22% caught stealing rate behind the plate was below league average, he still continues to be a solid pitch framer. With Cervelli becoming a free agent after 2016, an extension would make sense since Reese McGuire would join the Pirates in 2017 at the earliest. 

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