Clint Hurdle made an interesting remark late last season when talking about the Pirates’ catching duo of Francisco Cervelli and Elias Diaz.
“I wouldn’t say Cervelli is No. 1 and Diaz is No. 2,” Hurdle said. “It’s more like 1 and 1A. I consider them even.”
That lends quite a bit of credence to a Yahoo! Sports report that Cervelli is drawing interest on the trade front and that the Pirates are willing to listen. It is not so much a sign the Pirates want to move on from Cervelli but that they feel the 28-year-old Diaz is ready to get the brunt of the starts behind the plate.