The New York Yankees traded 28-year old catcher Francisco Cervelli to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday in exchange for 27-year old LHP Justin Wilson. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman first reported the trade.
Cervelli, will be entering his 8th season in the majors next season, but will still be working on his 4th year of service time. In his parts of seven seasons, Cervelli appeared in 250 games, hitting at a .278/.348/.381 with 10 home runs and 92 RBI. Cervelli will serve as insurance to the Pirates who continue to push their efforts towards re-signing veteran catcher Russell Martin.
Wilson, 27 will be entering his 4th season in the majors next season after being an effective part of the Pirates bullpen over parts of the last three seasons. Over his three years in Pittsburgh, Wilson appeared in 136 games, including 70 games this year alone. Over those 136 games, Wilson logged a 9-5 record with a 2.99 ERA over 138.1 IP. Wilson, should help make up for the departure of David Robertson from the Yankees bullpen. After being effective for Pittsburgh, Wilson should be an equally effective mainstay for the Yankees in the years ahead