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.


  1. bexarama says:

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

    Hope he’s okay, obviously.

  2. FMV says:

    Giardi sounds optimistic.

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

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

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

  4. Salty Buggah says:

    Damn that sucks. Hope he’ll be alright.

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

  5. jramey says:

    payback is a bitch blue jays

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

  7. Babe's Ghost says:

    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.

  8. 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?

  9. Joebrah says:

    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?

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