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New York Yankees: Francisco Cervelli Expected to Be Activated from 60-Day DL; John Ryan Murphy to Be Optioned to Class-AAA

June 17th, 2014 at 1:46 PM
By Doug Rush

The New York Yankees will get back a familiar face on Tuesday when their backup catcher is expected to be activated from the disabled list.

Francisco Cervelli, who has been on the disabled list since April 13 with a hamstring injury, will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday in time for their three-game series against the first-place Toronto Blue Jays. John Ryan Murphy is expected to be optioned back to Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre, as Mike Axisa of River Ave. Blues and CBS Sports reported.

"Frankie Cervelli is expected to be activated off the disabled list tonight, meaning John Ryan Murphy will go back to Triple-A Scranton and play everyday."

For most of the 2014 season, Murphy has been the backup catcher for Brian McCann and when he has played, he's held his own, hitting .286 with one one run and eight RBI in 24 games, but if he gets sent back to Scranton, he'll have a chance to play everyday again, whereas Cervelli would be used as the backup catcher and first basemen.

Cervelli was injured during the Yankees 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball when was running down the line at first base and went down in pain and eventually had to leave because of the injury. Murphy got recalled to the team as the backup and looked impressive in his limited time.

Before his injury, Cervelli was hitting just .188 with no home runs and one RBI in five games before landing on the 15-day disabled list. He was eventually transferred to the 60-day disabled list when it was  determined that he wouldn't be back until June.

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