Report: Veteran Francisco Cervelli tells Pittsburgh Pirates his catching days are over

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli stands by home plate during a game against the Texas Rangers.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

Still recovering from his latest concussion, Francisco Cervelli said Sunday that his days as a catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates are over, according to
"That's enough. This time is different. I can't live like this," said Cervelli, who has six documented concussions through his MLB career. He said he's also had several others at lower levels.
Cervelli has reportedly been practicing fielding in hopes that the Pirates will find another place to use him on the field.
"I'm ready to do anything," said Cervelli. "Wherever I am in the field, I'm still catching the ball, right?"
Cervelli was originally placed on the 7-day concussion list after taking a bat to the facemask during a May 25 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He's on the 10-day injured list currently.
Joc Pederson fouled a pitch in the fourth inning and the bat broke with the barrel connecting with Cervelli's facemask. The catcher appeared dazed but initially stayed in the game.
Cervelli went up to bat in the bottom of the fourth but pulled away before a pitch was thrown. He walked back to the dugout and left the game.
This is the third straight season in which Cervelli has suffered a concussion, and he has a long history of dealing with them.
Cervelli, 33, is batting .193 with a homer and five RBIs in 34 games this season.