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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli will be DH

Sun, 29 May 2016 09:55:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli will serve as the designated hitter against Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez Sunday, May 29. C Chris Stewart will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Cervelli is receiving a day off from the field but should still be a decent option in most leagues because he will receive his at-bats. Stewart has posted decent numbers in limited playing time but should be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli returns

Thu, 26 May 2016 07:41:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli returned to the lineup Thursday, May 26, and he's hitting sixth after two days off.

Fantasy Tip: Cervelli is hitting just .193 this month, but he hits lefties at a .391 clip. He's a midrange option against Patrick Corbin.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang, Francisco Cervelli out

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:39:57 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang and C Francisco Cervelli are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 25. 3B David Freese is starting at third base and is hitting fifth, while C Chris Stewart is behind the plate and batting eighth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa.

Fantasy Tip: This is Cervelli's second straight day sitting, so he may be dealing with an injury. Check back for more updates. Stewart is batting .229 after going 1-for-3 last night and is a very low-end catching option in DFS action. Freese has been respectable for the Pirates this year, batting .276 with two home runs and 12 RBI, and he could have an opportunity to drive in plenty of runs as a value pick.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli takes a seat

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:10:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24. C Chris Stewart is doing the catching and is batting eighth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller.

Fantasy Tip: Stewart is sporting a .219 average (7-for-32) with one home run and four RBI. While hitting at the bottom of the order, Stewart is nothing more than a desperation daily play to save salary cap space.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli not playing

Thu, 19 May 2016 11:10:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 19. C Chris Stewart is behind the plate and is hitting eighth against Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz.

Fantasy Tip: Stewart is a low-end catching option in daily games. He's batting .241 for the Pirates this year and has one home run and four RBI in just 29 at-bats. You should be able to find better low-priced options even on a day with fewer games at your disposal.

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Pirates | Three Pirates record three hits

Tue, 17 May 2016 21:06:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso, OF Andrew McCutchen and C Francisco Cervelli each recorded three hits and two RBI against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, May 17.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso, McCutchen and Cervelli have all started the season strong and will be in the starting lineup most days. McCutchen and Cervelli should be starters in all fantasy leagues, while Jaso should be a valuable option in deeper mixed leagues.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli lands $31 million

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:20:42 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli's three-year extension is worth $31 million, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: After spending his first six years as a backup, Cervelli has been rock solid. He's hitting .276 with 18 RBI in a potent Pirates lineup. He's a midrange option at the position in fantasy.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli signs extension

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:12:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli signed a three-year extension through 2019 Tuesday, May 17.

Fantasy Tip: Cervelli has turned into a rock-solid catcher after spending his first six years as a backup. He's hitting .276 with 18 RBI in a potent Pirates lineup. He's a midrange option at the position in all formats.

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Pirates | Bucs backstops can't hit Wednesday's SP

Tue, 10 May 2016 22:39:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli is just 1-for-14 (.071) with three RBIs and two strikeouts against Cincinnati Reds SP Alfredo Simon, Wednesday's probable starter. C-1B John Jaso is 2-for-12 (.167) against Simon, while C Chris Stewart is 1-for-5 (.200) lifetime in limited exposure against Simon.

Fantasy Tip: It's a good idea to avoid Cervelli, Jaso and Simon in daily fantasy leagues and DFS play due to their struggles against the Cincinnati starter.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh sitting two players

Sun, 08 May 2016 10:52:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang and C Francisco Cervelli are not in the starting lineup against SP Michael Wacha Sunday, May 8. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting fifth, while C Chris Stewart will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese played well while filling in for Kang during the first few weeks of the season and should be a fine starting candidate. Stewart has received limited playing time this season and probably can be avoided.

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