Update (12:22am): Via Bryan Hoch, Cervelli is headed back to New York and is unlikely to rejoin the team on the road trip. It sounds like Austin Romine will join the team tomorrow. If he does, a 40-man roster move will have to be made.
Original Post (6:26pm): Frankie Cervelli stood his ground and was involved in not one, but two collisions at home plate on Thursday, but he hasn’t been in the lineup since. After being a late scratch last night, Cervelli was again scratched from tonight’s starting lineup because of concussion symptoms according to Marc Carig.
Concussions are no joke, so expect Frankie to sit out until he’s 100% ready to go. That means we might see Jesus Montero start a game behind the plate sooner than expected. Joe Girardi spoke about Montero’s unfamiliarity with the pitching staff, but he did catch Ivan Nova in Triple-A last season and has caught Freddy Garcia both in the bullpen and during his rehab assignment a few weeks ago. We’ll see what happens there, but the important thing is that Cervelli gets healthy. The brain is nothing to mess with.