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Francisco Cervelli put on DL

The Yankees put catcher Francisco Cervelli on the DL, but it was just done for bookkeeping purposes, according to head of pro scouting, Billy Eppler.

Eppler, who is on the trip here in Seattle, said the Yankees made the move so there would be a record of the time Cervelli is missing in case it comes up in any type of transaction or contract discussions later.

As reported earlier, Cervelli is out indefinitely with a concussion. He was examined Monday in New York by Dr. Kirk Roberts, a neurologist specializing in concussion syndromes. He was diagnosed with a concussion but MRI results were negative, the Yankees said.

Cervelli is resting at home and there is no immediate timetable for his return. All of his baseball-related activities have been suspended.

Banged up Thursday in a home-plate collision with Baltimore's Nick Markakis, Cervelli is batting .266 with four homers and 22 RBIs.

"My guess is we won't see him till we get home," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

-- with The Associated Press