Cervelli ‘very close’ to return from DL


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Franciscio Cervelli is batting .250 this season. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Francisco Cervelli looked like his usual jovial self Friday afternoon, laughing and smiling between batting practice swings and fielding ground balls at PNC Park.

He's hoping the sense of normalcy returns Saturday and for the rest of the season. After experiencing dizziness, headaches and a fever in Milwaukee last Tuesday, Cervelli was placed on the seven-day disabled list with post-concussion symptoms.

Those issues could have been a product of the sinus problem he has dealt with since April, or from the concussion he suffered June 6, but he's not focused on the cause. Cervelli wants to find a way to get back on the field, and stay there, for the Pirates as soon as possible.

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