Player Notes

  • Sent on rehab assignment
    Bart (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Alex Stumpf of reports.

    Advice: Bart will see game action for the first time since being placed on the 10-day IL on May 28, a significant step forward in his recovery from a Grade 1 sprained thumb on his glove hand. Once he's cleared to rejoin the Pirates, Bart should push Jason Delay out of the catching mix. Today, 1:06 pm
  • Headed to IL
    Caratini (left hip flexor strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, retroactive to Thursday.

    Advice: Caratini was lifted from Wednesday's game against the White Sox with soreness in his left quad, but imaging revealed he's in fact dealing with a left hip flexor strain. Cesar Salazar should see some catching work behind Yainer Diaz while Caratini is sidelined. Today, 12:56 pm
  • Has contract selected
    The Marlins selected Sanchez's contract from Triple-A Jacksonville on Friday

    Advice: Miami traded for Sanchez on Wednesday and will quickly bring him up to the active roster as the team looks for an answer behind the plate. Christian Bethancourt was designated for assignment in a corresponding move, leaving Nick Fortes -- who's slashing .159/.194/.225 this season -- as Sanchez's only competition at catcher. Today, 12:43 pm
  • Reds select C Austin Wynns
    Reds selected the contract of C Austin Wynns.

    Advice: Wynns was hitting .252 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 103 at-bats in Triple-A. The Reds are currently carrying three catchers with Wynns, Tyler Stephenson, and Luke Maile. Wynns will begin Friday’s game on the bench with Maile getting the start and batting ninth against the Red Sox. Rotoworld Today, 12:22 pm
  • Royals option C Austin Nola to Triple-A
    Royals optioned C Austin Nola to Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Nola was the corresponding move for the activation of Hunter Renfroe from the injured list. The Royals were temporarily carrying three catchers with Salvador Perez a little banged up and Nola could be an option in the future if that situation arises once again. The 34-year-old veteran catcher is hitting .109 with one home run and five RBI in 64 minor league at-bats this year. Rotoworld Today, 12:17 pm
  • Sitting against southpaw
    Stubbs isn't in the starting nine for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, Todd Zolecki of reports.

    Advice: With lefty Jordan Montgomery on the mound for Arizona, Stubbs will yield to Rafael Marchan behind the dish. Stubbs is 4-for-19 (.210) since J.T. Realmuto's (knee) injury. Today, 12:09 pm
  • Four hits in loss
    Bailey went 4-for-5 in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Bailey is 14-for-37 (.378) over his last 10 games, and the lone contest in that span in which he failed to log a hit was one where he appeared off the bench. While the catcher is making consistent contact, it hasn't been particularly powerful -- he has just two extra-base hits in that span. Overall, he's at a .299/.367/.439 slash line with five homers, two stolen bases, 23 RBI, 19 runs scored and eight doubles through 50 contests. Today, 10:20 am
  • Goes on paternity leave
    The Mets placed Torrens on the paternity leave list Friday, Anthony DiComo of reports.

    Advice: Torrens will likely miss the weekend series versus the Cubs while he welcomes a new baby to the family. Joe Hudson will fill his roster spot. Today, 8:20 am
  • Slugs two homers Thursday
    Fermin went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in a 3-2 win over Oakland on Thursday.

    Advice: Fermin accounted for both Royals runs against Oakland starter Mitch Spence, belting a solo shot in each of the second and fourth frames. The backstop had just two homers across 138 plate appearances coming into the contest, though he flashed some power by going deep nine times over 235 plate appearances last year. Fermin has swung a solid stick with a .303/.352/.447 slash line this season, and he's being rewarded with increased opportunities. Over Kansas City's past five games, Fermin has started four times (three times at catcher and once at DH). Yesterday, 11:58 pm