Happy Birthday, Frankie


Update (3:20pm): GM Brian Cashman said the CT scan was negative.

2:33pm: Birthday boy and backup catcher Frankie Cervelli left today’s exhibition game after being hit in the head by a pitch from Blue Jays’ reliever Zech Zinicola in the third inning. The impact was so hard, there was apparently an imprint of the seams left on his helmet. Cervelli suffered a concussion, and has been taken to a hospital for a CT scan. Remember, Cervelli suffered a head injury playing winter ball during the offseason.

We’ll update this post if there’s any more news.

  • bexarama

    The title of this thread just makes me sad. :(

    Hope he’s okay, obviously.

  • FMV

    Giardi sounds optimistic.

    a few days if its not too bad. week or 2 if its more serious.

  • Richard Iurilli

    “[T]here was apparently an imprint of the seams left on his helmet.”

    Ouch. Maybe he needs one of these? (SFW)

    • Tom Zig

      Gosh that thing is awful.

      • ROBTEN

        Given his luck at spring training, he might need more than that. Perhaps someone should get him this for his birthday. (SFW)

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn that sucks. Hope he’ll be alright.

    He must hate Spring Training because he’s always getting hurt during it.

  • jramey

    payback is a bitch blue jays

  • Richard Iurilli

    Cashman just told Jack Curry on YES that the CT scan was negative. Thank goodness.

  • Babe’s Ghost

    CT negative = no acute bleed, no midline shift

    in other words, not going to the OR. This does not rule out concussion or a late presenting injury.

  • Richard Iurilli

    Marc Carig on Twitter:

    “Cervelli seeing doctor Sunday, sp ecialist Monday. CT scan found no bleeding. Girardi concerned about second concussion since November.”


    Isn’t that what happened to Ryan Church when he was on the Mets?

    • pat

      Yeah, except Girardi isn’t going to make him fly cross country and force him to play a game or two.

  • Joebrah

    Is it too early to get over Girardi’s case?

    While huddling over an injured Cervelli, within seconds after it happened, did I see Girardi looking at his line-up card?

    I mean, that couldn’t wait like 10-15 seconds?

    • Mike Axisa

      The team always comes first, Joebrah.

      (I keed, I keed)