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Transactions: Pirates activate Francisco Cervelli from DL

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates have reinstated Francisco Cervelli from the seven-day concussion disabled list and optioned A.J. Schugel to triple-a Indianapolis. Cervelli is starting and batting seventh in the Pirates’ lineup Wednesday night.

The moves leave the Pirates with three catchers on the active roster: Cervelli, Elias Diaz and Jacob Stallings.

— Earlier Wednesday the Pirates announced they had sent right-handed pitcher Matt Frawley to the Yankees to complete the trade that sent Johnny Barbato to the Pirates in April.

A 17th-round pick in 2016, Frawley has posted a 1.62 ERA in 33 1-3 innings of relief with low-a West Virginia this season.

— The Brewers have designated for assignment reliever Neftali Feliz.

Feliz signed with Milwaukee for one year and $5.4 million after posting a solid 2016 in the Pirates bullpen. He opened 2017 as the Brewers’ closer, but has since struggled, walking 5.00 batters per nine innings with a 6.00 ERA.