Jon Heyman has a profile of Francisco Cervelli up on his CBS Sports blog that’s pretty interesting and worth a read if you’re a fan of Cervelli’s. Cervelli attributes his early season struggles to being too focused on his surprising demotion after the Yankees acquired Chris Stewart from the Giants on the last day of Spring Training, but seems to have mostly worked through the frustration to plug along and do his job, and he insists he’s not taking it personally. I can’t imagine it’s been an easy couple of months for Cervelli, but that’s the business, and it seems like he’s at least got a good amount of perspective with respect to his situation. Heyman’s closing, however, is another matter:
Cervelli had nothing bad to say about the Yankees. But he made it clear he’s playing to show someone — anyone — that he is still worthy of being a big leaguer.