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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||149.00||1.00||.255||11.00||16.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Philadelphia||21||5||0|| .360|| .381|| .238|
|vs Hamels (Career)||8||1||0|| .250||.125||.125|
|vs LHP||42||8||0|| .244|| .262|| .190|
|Last 10 Games|
Hale: Gosewisch, Laird leading D-Backs catcher competition
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/20/15) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale spoke about the team's catcher competition Thursday, proclaiming Tuffy Gosewisch and Gerald Laird as the current leaders, MLB.com reports.
"Tuffy, to me, is running with it, and so is Gerald," Hale said. "I would say they're the two guys that are leading the pack. We haven't decided anything yet."
One of the reasons Laird signed with the Diamondbacks was a legitimate chance to win a roster spot, and he's established himself as a viable option for the team.
"He has just come in and done everything we've asked," Hale said. "What's impressed me is his catching. He's done a good job handling our staff, and he's had some really good at-bats. He looks fresh."
Blake Lalli or Jordan Pacheco may also be able to stick on the roster as well as a third catcher, due to their ability to play other positions.
Eight catchers vying for Diamondbacks' job
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/7/15) Eight catchers are in Major League camp with the Diamondbacks, and manager Chip Hale said that any combination of them could make the final roster.
24-year-old Peter O'Brien is a former second-round draft pick of the Yankees, who was dealt to the D-Backs last season. He's one of the top prospects in the organization and will get extensive playing time, either at the Major League level or in the minors until he's ready to take the starting job on the big club.
35-year-old Gerald Laird is a non-roster invitee. He'll likely serve as a backup if he makes the roster.
"We know what Gerald can do," Hale told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. "We just need to make sure that he's ready. If and when he makes the team, he'll have to catch. How much can he catch for us? We'll have to figure that out."
Tuffy Gosewisch has the most experience with the team and is likely to take one of the roster spots.
Rule V pick Oscar Hernandez needs to make the big club or be returned to the Rays. Hale praised his defense. ""He's really looked good behind the plate," Hale said. "He kind of makes it hard on the coaches and the manager because every ball he catches looks like a strike. ... He's got great hands back there and he blocks it."
Jordan Pacheco could make the squad based on his versatility at other positions.
Blake Lalli , Matt Pagnozzi and Mark Thomas will have a tough time beating out the five players ahead of them on the depth chart.
Report: Catcher Gerald Laird to sign minor-league deal with D-Backs
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/2/15) Catcher Gerald Laird will sign a minor-league deal with the Diamondbacks, a source told ESPN.
The 35-year-old Laird is a 12-year MLB veteran. He appeared in 53 games for Atlanta in 2014, batting .204 with no home runs and 10 RBI.
Gerald Laird makes first start since sustaining head injury
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/17/14) Braves backup catcher Gerald Laird was back in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Philadelphia, making his first start since sustaining a head injury Thursday. Laird is batting .324 (11 for 34) with three doubles and five RBI in his last 11 games.
Gerald Laird not ready to return Saturday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(6/14/14) Braves catcher Gerald Laird was not in the starting lineup Saturday afternoon against the Angels because of a head injury. |
Laird left Thursday's game after being hit with a follow-through on a swing. He has sat out two straight games. He is hitting .243 with five RBI in 70 at-bats.
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