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Wilson Flipped for Cervelli

The Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees have struck on a deal. Catcher Francisco Cervelli heads south to Pitt whereas lefty reliever Justin Wilson heads to the Big Apple. The Yankees are in dire need of a bullpen upgrade, and still have to retain the service of David Robertson. Wilson’s season was poor, but had a decent finish, posting an ERA of 3.15 after the trade deadline. The age 27 southpaw will look to regain his 2013 form which saw a 2.08 ERA and a 172 ERA+. As for Cervelli, he could be a replacement for free agent Russell Martin. Pirates GM Neil Hunnington intends to go after Martin, but it seems unlikely he would stay. Cervelli batted .301 with an .802 OPS in 2014.