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  • D'Arnaud (shoulder) resumes hitting Thursday
    Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) resumed hitting at the Mets' spring training facility Thursday in Port St. Lucie.

    Advice: He's been out with a strained rotator cuff since April 25. D'Arnaud has yet to resume throwing but that will be the next step in his recovery. He isn't close to beginning a rehab assignment. Kevin Plawecki and Rene Rivera will continue to fill in behind the plate. Today, 5:01 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm x @SD
  • Avila (hamstring) to begin rehab on Friday
    Alex Avila (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.

    Advice: Avila was placed on the disabled list with a strained hamstring last week. It sounds like he's making good progress and should be available as soon as he's eligible to come off the disabled list. Dioner Navarro and Hector Sanchez have been filling in behind the plate. Today, 3:15 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 vs x Bos
  • Montero (back) might skip rehab assignment
    Miguel Montero (back) may not require a rehab assignment.

    Advice: Montero was placed on the disabled list with a back issue last week but didn't show any ill effects at batting practice on Thursday, even hitting a few home runs. There's a good chance he'll return from the disabled list as soon as his 15 days are up. David Ross and Tim Federowicz have been sharing time behind the plate in his absence. Today, 3:07 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 6, 2-0 vs x Was
  • Roberto Perez (thumb) to undergo surgery Friday
    Roberto Perez will undergo surgery to repair his broken right thumb on Friday.

    Advice: The Indians will have a better idea of his recovery timeline after the surgery. Regardless, Perez will be facing a lengthy absence. Adam Moore will continue to fill in as Yan Gomes' backup. Today, 1:36 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 9-4 vs x Det
  • Jason Castro homers, knocks in four
    Jason Castro went 2-for-3 with a homer, four RBI and two walks versus the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Castro was hitting .175/.299/.263 with no homers through Monday's action. Now he has two homers in two days, and he's upped his RBI total from two to seven. Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • John Ryan Murphy goes 0-for-4
    John Ryan Murphy went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Wednesday, leaving him 3-for-40 on the season.

    Advice: At least the Twins pitchers had been performing much better with Murphy catching than with Kurt Suzuki behind the plate, well, at least until they gave up 16 runs in this one. The Twins might opt to send down Murphy to give him a chance to sort through his offensive struggles in the minors. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • McCann drives in three in win over Orioles
    Brian McCann went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Wednesday's 7-0 victory over the Orioles.

    Advice: McCann singled in the sixth to drive in a run and later squeezed a two-RBI double down the right-field line in the eighth. The latter came off lefty T.J. McFarland, too, which was rather unexpected. McCann came into the game hitting .208/.296/.333 with just one extra-base hit against southpaws this year. The 32-year-old will need to hit for more power and drive in more runs, though, as his current .278 batting average will fall as his .354 BABIP regresses to his recent norms -- which has been in the .230s in three of the past four years. Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Realmuto pounds out three hits in win
    J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-4 with a double on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks and occupied the lead-off spot for the second-consecutive night.

    Advice: Realmuto has rare athleticism for a catcher. He once stole 18 bases in a single year while in the minors and swiped eight bags a year ago, so it would be incorrect to view him as a stereotypical plodding catcher. After his three base hits on Wednesday, the 25-year-old now holds a .329/.341/.482 slash line and could be the Marlins' new lead-off man with Dee Gordon on suspension. That would certainly raise his fantasy value. Yesterday, 7:49 pm
  • Martin hits walk-off against the Rangers
    Russell Martin looped a walk-off single over the head of Nomar Mazara in right field to secure a 4-3 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Martin took reliever Tony Barnette to deep right field with the bases loaded to plate the winning run. It's been a difficult season for the 33-year-old catcher, as he's dealt with neck stiffness that has kept him from playing everyday and has hindered his abilities at the plate. He's hitting .169/.241/.183 and has just one extra-base hit all year, though his walk-off single would've been a double in any other situation. Yesterday, 7:25 pm
  • Gomes doubles in run in win
    Yan Gomes went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: It's been a tough run for Gomes. He's only 3-for-26 (.115 AVG) in his last seven games. His RBI double could've knocked in two runs on Wednesday, though, had Anibal Sanchez not allowed a run earlier in the at-bat with a wild pitch. Despite his struggles, he still offers premium power for the catching position. The batting average just has skyrocket upward for his power to be meaningful in game situations. He's hitting .197/.215/.368 on the year. Yesterday, 5:53 pm
    W, 9-4 vs x Det
  • Yadier Molina earns start at first base
    Yadier Molina is starting at first base for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

    Advice: This will be just the third career start Molina has ever made at first base. He is batting fifth for the Cardinals, with Brandon Moss and Matt Adams both sitting out against Phillies left-hander Adam Morgan. Eric Fryer takes the start at catcher in Molina's place and is hitting eighth. Yesterday, 1:22 pm
    W, 4-0 vs ^ Phi
  • Indians DFA catcher Adam Moore
    Indians designated C Adam Moore for assignment.

    Advice: Moore's stay in the majors only lasted a handful of days. He will probably make it through waivers. Yesterday, 10:11 am
    Not Active
    W, 9-4 vs x Det
  • Indians acquire Chris Gimenez from Rangers
    Indians acquired C Chris Gimenez from the Rangers for cash considerations.

    Advice: Gimenez was designated for assignment by the Rangers on May 3. He'll take over as the Indians' backup catcher, with Adam Moore getting shipped out in a corresponding roster move. Gimenez, 33, is a .218/.303/.336 career hitter. Yesterday, 10:10 am
    W, 9-4 vs ^ Det
  • Elias Diaz undergoes right elbow surgery
    Elias Diaz underwent a debridement procedure Tuesday on his injured right elbow.

    Advice: That's a fairly minor surgery, considering the alternatives. Diaz, a 25-year-old catcher, will likely be shut down for the next 7-9 weeks. He is already on the 15-day major league disabled list. Yesterday, 8:14 am
    15-Day DL
  • Lucroy stays hot, hits first homer of season
    Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Lucroy hit a two-run homer off Angels starter Nick Tropeano in the fifth inning, his first dinger of the year. He's now put up three straight multi-hit games with a double, triple and a homer in that span. The backstop is hitting .321/.387/.440 in 23 games. Tuesday, 9:11 pm
  • Travis d'Arnaud has not resumed throwing
    Travis d'Arnaud is still resting and receiving treatment on his strained right rotator cuff.

    Advice: He has not resumed throwing and there's no timetable for that yet. "I can't predict that," manager Terry Collins said Tuesday. "A lot of times you come in the morning, and if he's feeling good a couple days in a row, they might start getting him on a throwing program. But right now, he's still just getting treatment." This absence for d'Arnaud might last through most or all of May. Tuesday, 4:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm x @SD
  • Avila (hamstring) close to rehab assignment
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that Alex Avila (hamstring) is close to rehab games.

    Advice: Avila has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 24 because of a right hamstring. It sounds like the catcher could be ready for activation early next week. Tuesday, 2:31 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 vs x Bos
  • Realmuto batting leadoff for Marlins on Tue.
    J.T. Realmuto will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's an outside-the-box choice as the Marlins try to fill the void left by the suspended Dee Gordon. But Realmuto has some speed and is batting .312/.329/.455 through 20 games this season. It's worth a shot, especially with lefty Patrick Corbin on the mound. Tuesday, 12:30 pm
  • Perez to have thumb reexamined this week
    Roberto Perez will have his right thumb re-examined by Dr. Thomas Graham on Thursday.

    Advice: Perez was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with a fractured right thumb. Surgery hasn't been ruled out as a possibility. Adam Moore will continue to serve as Yan Gomes' backup. Tuesday, 12:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 9-4 vs x Det
  • Rangers designate Gimenez for assignment
    Rangers designated C Chris Gimenez for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Bobby Wilson on the 40-man roster. Gimenez was recently sent on a minor league rehab assignment after he began the season on the disabled list with an infection in his ankle. Tuesday, 11:10 am
    W, 9-4 vs ^ Det
  • John Ryan Murphy exited from Monday's game
    John Ryan Murphy was ejected from Monday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Murphy was tossed after arguing balls and strikes while catching. He went 0-for-1 with a walk before being replaced by Kurt Suzuki behind the plate. Monday, 7:01 pm
  • Elias Diaz to undergo surgery on right elbow
    Elias Diaz is scheduled to undergo surgery on his injured right elbow this week.

    Advice: The exact procedure he's facing is unclear. Diaz began experiencing elbow troubles toward the end of spring training and recently had a setback with his rehab. 2015 could become a lost season for the 25-year-old catcher. Monday, 12:10 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Brian McCann not in Yankees lineup on Sunday
    Brian McCann is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

    Advice: He'll take a seat in favor of Austin Romine, who will bat nine for the Bombers on Sunday night. McCann is off to a solid start at the plate this season, slashing .262/.351/.415 with three homers and seven RBI in his first 19 games. Sunday, 2:30 pm
  • Adam Moore called up from Triple-A
    Indians purchased the contract of C Adam Moore from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: He'll serve as Yan Gomes' backup while Roberto Perez (thumb) is on the shelf. Sunday, 10:19 am
    Not Active
    W, 9-4 vs x Det
  • Roberto Perez (thumb) placed on DL
    Indians placed C Roberto Perez on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb.

    Advice: It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but obviously it will be a while. Adam Moore is up to serve as Yan Gomes' backup. Sunday, 10:17 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 9-4 vs x Det
  • Jonathan Lucroy not in Sunday's lineup
    Jonathan Lucroy is absent from the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Martin Maldonado is doing the catching. Sunday, 7:38 am
  • Molina collects two hits in loss on Saturday
    Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with a double as the Cardinals fell to the Nationals on Saturday afternoon.

    Advice: Molina has had a resurgence at the plate in the first month of the 2016 season, slashing .341/.426/.451 with no homers and 10 RBI. He is once again looking like one of the top offensive performers at his position in the league. Saturday, 2:25 pm
    W, 4-0 vs ^ Phi
  • Martin not ready to play back-to-back games
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Russell Martin (neck) isn't ready to play in back-to-back games yet.

    Advice: He's been battling neck stiffness for the past week. "He's not 100% that's for sure," said Gibbons. "He's gutting it out, really is what he's doing. But you can tell he's favouring it." Josh Thole is getting the start Saturday but Martin should be back behind the plate Sunday with Marcus Stroman on the mound. Saturday, 1:19 pm
  • Russell Martin not in Jays lineup Saturday
    Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

    Advice: Martin has been battling a stiff neck off and on for the past week, so he'll take a seat again on Saturday. Josh Thole will get the start behind the dish on Saturday and will bat ninth against opposing right-hander Chris Archer. Saturday, 11:18 am
  • Yadier Molina getting a day off Friday
    Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's his second day off of the season. Eric Fryer is starting behind the dish. The Cards also have Matt Adams at first base over Brandon Moss and Jedd Gyorko at second base over Kolten Wong. Friday, 1:22 pm
    W, 4-0 vs ^ Phi
  • Miguel Montero undergoes MRI for back issue
    Miguel Montero underwent an MRI for his back.

    Advice: Montero has already been placed on the disabled list after experiencing a flareup of the chronic bulging disk issue that has bothered him since 2013. It sounds like this could be an extended absence. David Ross and Tim Federowicz will share time behind the plate, with prospect Willson Contreras waiting in the wings for a mid-summer callup. Thursday, 10:06 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 6, 2-0 vs x Was
  • Miguel Montero (back) placed on 15-day DL
    Cubs placed C Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 25, with a back injury.

    Advice: Montero came down with back stiffness earlier this week and hasn't made much improvement, but the Cubs will hope he only needs two weeks of rest. David Ross is starting behind the plate on Thursday afternoon against the Brewers and Tim Federowicz has been called up from the minors to handle some of the load behind the plate. Thursday, 9:06 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 6, 2-0 vs x Was
  • Montero (back) out again Thursday vs. MIL
    Miguel Montero (back) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Brewers.

    Advice: Montero's stiff back will get one more day of rest as the Cubs stick with the same lineup from Wednesday's rainout. David Ross is catching Jake Arrieta and batting eighth against Brewers right-hander Taylor Jungmann. Thursday, 7:28 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 6, 2-0 vs x Was
  • Elias Diaz (elbow) playing catch in Florida
    Elias Diaz (elbow) threw for a second consecutive day Wednesday at the Pirates' spring training complex.

    Advice: Diaz was placed on the major league disabled list just before Opening Day after coming down with right elbow soreness in mid-March. The 25-year-old catcher will probably continue to be eased along, and he figures to report to Triple-A Indianapolis rather than Pittsburgh once he returns to full health. Thursday, 5:05 am
    15-Day DL
  • Russell Martin (neck) back in the Jays lineup
    Russell Martin (neck) is back in the Blue Jays' batting order Wednesday night against the White Sox.

    Advice: Martin has been in and out of the Toronto lineup because of a stiff neck. It's nothing serious. The veteran catcher is off to a rough start this season, slashing just .154/.237/.173 in 17 games played. He'll try to get it going against Chicago lefty Jose Quintana. Wednesday, 12:37 pm
  • Miguel Montero (back) sits again Wednesday
    Miguel Montero (back) is out again Wednesday.

    Advice: Montero was scratched from the Cubs' lineup Tuesday after coming down with some back stiffness and he'll get another night off Wednesday with cold conditions in the forecast at Wrigley Field. David Ross is catching Jake Arrieta and batting eighth versus the Brewers. Wednesday, 12:18 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 6, 2-0 vs x Was
  • Miguel Montero out Tuesday due to stiff back
    Miguel Montero is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Tuesday because of a stiff back.

    Advice: Montero is considered day-to-day. David Ross will start at catcher against the visiting Brewers. Tuesday, 2:35 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 6, 2-0 vs x Was
  • Russell Martin (neck) sitting again Tuesday
    Russell Martin (neck) will sit again Tuesday.

    Advice: And he might also sit out Wednesday ahead of Thursday's scheduled off day, but manager John Gibbons said he is not expected the absence to go on longer than that. Martin has been dealing with some neck stiffness. Josh Thole is behind the plate Tuesday versus the White Sox. Tuesday, 1:21 pm
  • Mets place d'Arnaud (shoulder) on 15-day DL
    Mets placed C Travis d'Arnaud on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right rotator cuff.

    Advice: He suffered the injury Monday night against Cincinnati. Rene Rivera was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas in the corresponding roster move, though Kevin Plawecki is expected to assume most of the catching duties in d'Arnaud's absence. As of now, there's no timetable for d'Arnaud's return to the active roster. Tuesday, 11:45 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm x @SD
  • d'Arnaud (shoulder) meeting with doctors Tuesday
    Travis d'Arnaud will have his injured shoulder evaluated at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday.

    Advice: That doesn't sound promising. D'Arnaud exited Monday's game with right shoulder discomfort but admitted the injury has been bothering him for a while. Triple-A catcher Rene Rivera was pulled from Monday night's game after one at-bat, an obvious sign that a roster move is coming. In the likely event that d'Arnaud lands on the disabled list, Kevin Plawecki would take over as the Mets' No. 1 catcher. Tuesday, 5:37 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm x @SD
  • Yan Gomes goes deep in loss to Twins
    Yan Gomes ripped a solo homer to tie the game in the eighth inning of Monday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Gomes took Ryan Pressly deep with one out in the eighth to knot things up at 3-3 before the Twins eventually won with a walk-off homer in the ninth. He also drew a walk, reaching base in two of his four plate appearances. Gomes has homered three times this month. Monday, 8:42 pm
    W, 9-4 vs x Det
  • D'Arnaud bothered by throwing shoulder
    Mets manager Terry Collins' said Monday that Travis d'Arnaud's right shoulder bothers him while throwing.

    Advice: Collins said he didn't hear about it until Monday's game, though it's possible he has been dealing with discomfort for a while. He's being evaluated by team doctors Monday night, but this is obviously a concerning development for a catcher. A trip to the disabled list feels like a strong possibility. Monday, 7:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm x @SD
  • D'Arnaud exits game with shoulder discomfort
    Travis d'Arnaud exited Monday's game against the Reds with shoulder discomfort.

    Advice: D'Arnaud was forced to exit the game after the seventh inning. The severity of the issue isn't yet known, but there should be more clarity on his status by Tuesday afternoon. Monday, 7:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm x @SD
  • D'Arnaud exits game for unspecified reason
    Travis d'Arnaud left Monday's game against the Reds after seven innings.

    Advice: The reason for his exit isn't yet known. D'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a single before exiting. The Mets should pass along an update soon. Monday, 7:04 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm x @SD
  • Gimenez (ankle) to begin rehab stint Monday
    Chris Gimenez (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Frisco.

    Advice: Gimenez was forced to begin the season on the disabled list due to an infection in his ankle, but he's feeling better now and could be ready to join the Rangers within a few days. Bryan Holaday and Brett Nicholas are currently sharing catching duties with Robinson Chirinos (forearm) sidelined. Apr 25, 1:55 pm
    W, 9-4 vs ^ Det
  • McCann not in Monday's lineup
    Brian McCann is not in Monday's lineup against the Rangers.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Austin Romine will catch Nathan Eovaldi and bat ninth. Apr 25, 1:33 pm
  • Russell Martin (neck) out again Monday night
    Russell Martin (neck) is out again Monday versus the White Sox.

    Advice: Martin has been battling some neck stiffness and the Blue Jays don't want the minor issue to turn into something major. Consider the veteran catcher day-to-day. Josh Thole is filling in and batting ninth. Apr 25, 12:34 pm
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