Francisco Cervelli (born March 6, 1986 in Valencia, Venezuela) is a Minor League Baseball catcher in the New York Yankees organization. Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in Cricket. The Trenton Thunder are an American Minor League Baseball team and are the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Events 1079 - Omar Khayyám completes the Iranian calendar. 1454 - Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Valencia is the capital city of Carabobo State, and the third largest city of Venezuela. Venezuela (ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə) officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish República Bolivariana de Venezuela) is a country on the Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in Cricket. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. He was an international signee by the Yankees in 2003. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York.
After struggling to adjust to professional baseball in 2004 and 2005, Cervelli batted . 309 for the short season class A Staten Island Yankees in 2006. The Staten Island Yankees are a minor league Baseball team located in Staten Island, New York. In 2007, he played for the Tampa Yankees, where he batted . The Tampa Yankees are a Minor league baseball team based in Tampa, Florida. 279 with an OBP of . 387 and two home runs. BaseballAmerica rated him the 23rd best prospect on the Yankees prior to the 2008 season.
On March 8, 2008, he fractured his wrist on a controversial play during a Spring Training game against the Tampa Bay Rays, when Rays infielder Elliot Johnson collided with him at home plate in the ninth inning. Events 1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball franchise based in St Joe Girardi, the Yankees manager said, "I think it was uncalled for, it's spring training and you are going to get people hurt and we got Cervelli hurt. Joseph Elliot Girardi (born October 14, 1964 in Peoria Illinois) is the manager of the New York Yankees, and a former Major " He is expected to be out 8-10 weeks.