After the Yankees announced longtime trainer Gene Monahan will miss spring training, backup catcher Francisco Cervelli announced he will be missing some time (up to a month) after a hitter’s backswing plunked him in the head, reported the NY Daily News.
“Nothing bad," Cervelli said. "No concussion. I came here to check my head and the doctors said no action for a month. The Yankees said no more and you pay attention, that's it.”
Looks like the Yankees already have the injury bug. Let’s just pray Nos. 2, 13, 20, 25, 42 and 52 can avoid it.
The article also noted Baseball America rated Cervelli as the best defensive catcher in the organization. Good to know.