The Pirates placed Francisco Cervelli on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after he had surgery for a broken hammate bone in his left hand. The team also acquired one-time Pirates catcher Erik Kratz from the Angels for cash considerations.
Cervelli is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Kratz, you may (or may not) remember, broke into the majors at age 30 with a cameo for the 2010 Pirates. He's seen major-league time each season since then, including a 2-for-29 performance in 15 games this season with Houston.