Thursday, February 10, 2011
He added, “I don’t like to be comfortable, I always want to learn, learn, learn. I want to be one day a starting catcher or (win) a Gold Glove, something like a Molina brother. That’s my dream.”
For Cervelli, who turns 25 next month, the big news of his offseason is that he spent most of it training with pal Robinson Cano in the Dominican Republic. Cervelli arrived in the Dominican on Dec. 1 and lived in a hotel near Cano’s house so the two could meet for daily workouts.
It was a plan Cano hatched during the season last year, Cervelli said. “He’s trying to help me,” Cervelli said. “He’s got a good disposition to teach…good friend, good teacher.”
Asked what he learned, Cervelli, a .271 hitter last year, laughed and said, “I tried to learn a little bit how you can hit the ball.” Seriously, though, Cervelli said Cano helped him learn how to better use his hips while swinging. And Cano’s fitness routine helped him shed fat.
Doesn’t Cervelli know that Cano is lazy and unmotivated?
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