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  • Christian Bethancourt goes 2-for-4
    Christian Bethancourt went 2-for-4 and drove in a run Monday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Bethancourt has gotten the call over Gerald Laird with Evan Gattis out, and he's hit .321 with four RBI in eight games this month, albeit with no extra-base hits and no walks. For the year, he's at .269 with just one extra-base hit (a double) and a 20/2 K/BB ratio in 78 at-bats. Since he's at least managed to hold his own -- and since he's a big defensive upgrade over Gattis -- he will give the Braves a tough decision to make this winter. He's going to be their long-term catcher; it just remains to be seen whether he's going to push Gattis to the outfield this winter or if he'll have to wait a little longer.
    37 minutes ago
  • Alex Avila (head) not in Monday's lineup
    Alex Avila (head) is not in Monday's lineup against the Twins.

    Advice: Avila left Sunday's game with lightheadedness after taking a foul tip off the mark. The Tigers aren't going to take any chances, given his history. Bryan Holaday will start behind the plate.
    Today, 1:28 pm
  • Travis d'Arnaud batting third for first time
    Travis d'Arnaud is batting third Monday for the first time in his major league career.

    Advice: The 25-year-old catcher boasts a .366 average and .970 OPS in 44 plate appearances this month. He has primarily hit fifth or seventh for New York this season.
    Today, 12:29 pm
  • Derek Norris playing through slight hip issue
    Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Sunday that Derek Norris is playing through a slight hip issue.

    Advice: Norris is a fierce competitor, as most catchers are, and continues to battle through the injury. He may need a day or two of rest down the stretch, but fantasy owners should still utilize the powerful backstop.
    Yesterday, 5:08 pm
  • Chirinos has three hits, two runs vs. Braves
    Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Braves Sunday.

    Advice: Chirinos had an RBI single and scored a run in the fifth inning, an inning in which the Rangers batted around. Chirinos also singled and scored an inning later. The catcher has had some good games this season en route to a modest .240/.290/.411 line.
    Yesterday, 4:51 pm
  • Alex Avila leaves game with lightheadedness
    Alex Avila left Sunday's game against the Indians with lightheadedness.

    Advice: Avila took yet another foul tip off his mask in Sunday's contest. While he didn't display concussion-like symptoms, the Tigers opted to play things cautiously given his history. He is likely to receive an off-day on Monday as well.
    Yesterday, 4:39 pm
  • Cervelli (migraines) close to returning
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that Francisco Cervelli (migraine headaches) is "getting closer" to returning to action.

    Advice: Cervelli hasn't played since September 2 due to migraine headaches but has been catching in the bullpen. It's been an injury-shortened season for the 28-year-old, as Cervelli missed nearly two months earlier this year with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.
    Yesterday, 6:44 am
  • Avila slugs go-ahead HR, Tigers stay in first
    Alex Avila slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in the Tigers' 5-4 defeat of the Indians on Saturday.

    Advice: Detroit was trailing 4-3 when Avila took Bryan Shaw deep in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was his only hit of the night, but it helped keep the Tigers at the top of the American League Central standings (by a half-game over the Royals). Avila is batting .222/.329/.371 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 117 games this season.
    Saturday, 7:44 pm
  • Geovany Soto feels batter after back spasms
    Geovany Soto told reporters Saturday that his back is already beginning to feel better.

    Advice: Soto left Friday's game against the Mariners with back spasms and is not playing Saturday. The A's might also rest him on Sunday, but he should be good to go for Tuesday's series-opener against the Rangers.
    Saturday, 5:56 pm
  • Marlins recall J.T. Realmuto from Double-A
    Marlins recalled C J.T. Realmuto from Double-A Jacksonville.

    Advice: The young backstop is viewed as the catcher of the future for the Marlins and could draw a couple of starts over the final two weeks of the season.
    Saturday, 11:54 am
    W, 6-5 x @NYM
  • Robinson Chirinos returned to action on Friday September 12.
    Saturday, 2:00 am
  • Rene Rivera hits 10th homer in Padres' win
    Cleanup hitter Rene Rivera hit his 10th homer Friday to lead the Padres to a 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Rivera was 5-for-30 with two RBI in 10 games this month before his solo shot tonight. The homer off Vidal Nuno was his sixth in 89 at-bats against left-handed pitchers this year. He has four in 163 at-bats against right-handed pitching, which is why he's still hitting lower in the order versus righties.
    Friday, 10:54 pm
  • Geovany Soto exits with back spasms
    Geovany Soto left Friday's game against the Mariners due to back spasms.

    Advice: The A's have a third catcher in Bryan Anderson, but they chose to put DH Derek Norris behind the plate after Soto exited. He's likely day-to-day, but it's another blow to Oakland's catching depth with Stephen Vogt and John Jaso sidelined.
    Friday, 9:33 pm
  • Robinson Chirinos delivers game-winning hit
    Robinson Chirinos delivered a game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning on Friday, leading the Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Braves.

    Advice: Chirinos has been platooning with Tomas Telis behind the plate in recent weeks, but made the most of his chances in this one. He also drew a walk in the contest, raising his season slash to .233/.285/.407.
    Friday, 9:10 pm
  • D'Arnaud (wrist) doubles in return to action
    Travis d'Arnaud (wrist) had a two-run double Friday against the Nationals.

    Advice: D'Arnaud made an early exit Thursday due to a wrist issue, but it's apparently not a big deal. Three runs actually scored on his double in the first inning, but he was only credited with two RBI because of an error. The 25-year-old is batting .246/.305/.416 in his first full season in the majors, but he has come a long way offensively since returning from his demotion in June.
    Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Hanigan's solo HR leads Rays past Jays
    Ryan Hanigan slugged a solo homer in Friday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: His third-inning blast was the only run of the night for either side. Hanigan is highly-regarded for his ability behind the plate, but he's had another disappointing year with the bat, putting up a lowly .229/.320/.348 batting line to go along with five homers and 33 RBI.
    Friday, 7:09 pm
    W, 1-0 vs x NYY
  • Brayan Pe¤a back in lineup Friday
    Brayan Pe¤a is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Pena had to be scratched Thursday because he was battling an ear infection. He's catching Friday, which means Devin Mesoraco (who was originally supposed to get a day off Thursday) is on the bench.
    Friday, 12:20 pm
    L, 1-0 x @ChC
  • Travis d'Arnaud in Mets' lineup Friday
    Travis d'Arnaud is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The Mets used Thursday's lopsided scored to get d'Arnaud some rest for a wrist that's been sore lately. The young catcher is hitting .279/.322/.485 with seven homers in the second half.
    Friday, 12:12 pm
  • Travis d'Arnaud nursing minor wrist injury
    Travis d'Arnaud has been nursing a minor wrist injury.

    Advice: D'Arnaud was pulled from Thursday's game, but it sounds like the Mets just viewed it as an opportunity to get him some rest since they were down big. The young catcher should be back in there Friday.
    Thursday, 8:03 pm
  • Recker homers, but Mets fall to the Nationals
    Anthony Recker went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Recker replaced Travis d'Arnaud (wrist) in the top of the fifth inning and quickly made his presence felt, homering off of Tanner Roark to lead off the bottom half of the inning. Recker has homered in both of his September starts. Further, he's homered in four out of his last six starts. He has seven on the season along with 24 RBI and a paltry .197/.230/.382 slash line.
    Thursday, 8:01 pm
    L, 6-5 vs x Mia
  • Kurt Suzuki goes hitless in loss
    Kurt Suzuki went hitless again Thursday, leaving him in a 10-for-64 slump in his last 17 games.

    Advice: Not only is he hitting .156 over his last 17 games, but he hasn't walked once. He also hasn't homered. Fortunately, the Twins were smart enough to sign him at the absolute peak of his value when they gave him a two-year, $12 million extension before the trade deadline.
    Thursday, 11:51 am
  • Brayan Pena scratched Thurs. due to illness
    Brayan Pena had to be scratched from the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday due to illness.

    Advice: Pena was set to catch Johnny Cueto with Devin Mesoraco taking a day off, but Mesoraco will now suit up. Pena should be ready to go on Friday. He's been seeing semi-regular starts at both catcher and first base.
    Thursday, 8:56 am
    L, 1-0 x @ChC
  • Martin knocks in three runs as PIT tops PHI
    Russell Martin knocked in three runs for the Pirates as they handed the Phillies a loss on Wednesday.

    Advice: Martin singled in a pair in the first inning against a laboring Jerome Williams. The catcher then slugged a solo home run to break a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning. Martin, who is a free agent after the season, could soon cash in on his strong season, as he has swatted nine home runs and knocked in 57 runs along with a .291/.409/.421 slash line.
    Wednesday, 7:26 pm
  • Cardinals outright Perez to Triple-A Memphis
    Cardinals sent C Audry Perez outright to Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Perez cleared waivers and remains with the club. He is no longer on the 40-man roster.
    Wednesday, 4:35 pm
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  • Norris has three-hit night in win over Sox
    Derek Norris went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Norris collected three singles in the game, and one of his outs was an RBI groundout to get the A's on the board in the fourth inning. Norris' bat went ice cold to the tune of a .202/.268/.292 line in August, but he's bounced back to hit .333 (9-for-27) with three RBI and four runs scored thus far in September. Norris is batting .277/.365/.426 overall.
    Tuesday, 9:08 pm
  • Chirinos (neck) expects to return this week
    Robinson Chirinos (neck) expects to return to action within the next couple of days.

    Advice: Chirinos hasn't played since August 31 because of discomfort in his neck, but he's beginning to feel better. An MRI taken Monday showed no structural damage.
    Tuesday, 2:27 pm
  • Cardinals DFA catcher Audry Perez
    Cardinals designated C Audry Perez for assignment.

    Advice: Perez batted .292/.298/.419 with six home runs and 33 RBI in 62 games this season at Triple-A Memphis. The 25-year-old was pushed off the Cardinals' 40-man roster Monday to clear room for September callups.
    Sep 8, 10:42 am
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  • Alex Avila returns to starting lineup Sunday
    Alex Avila (head) is in the Tigers starting lineup for Sunday night's contest against the Giants.

    Advice: Avila took a couple of foul tips off his catcher's mask in Tuesday's game and has been held out since. He appeared as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's loss, striking out against Santiago Casilla in the ninth inning.
    Sep 7, 1:43 pm
  • Robinson Chirinos (neck) feeling better
    Robinson Chirinos took batting practice Saturday and is feeling improvement with his ailing neck.

    Advice: Chirinos was given a cortisone injection Thursday and could return to the lineup before long. "I still feel it but I feel better," said Chirinos. "It was four straight days and it seemed like it didn't improve at all."
    Sep 7, 9:12 am
  • Alex Avila returned to action on Saturday September 6.
    Sep 7, 2:50 am
  • Alex Avila expected to return on Sunday
    Alex Avila (head) is expected to return to the Tigers starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: Avila experienced no concussion symptoms on Friday and could have started Saturday's game, but Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus wanted to use rookie James McCann against tough southpaw Madison Bumgarner.
    Sep 6, 8:27 am
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