Matt Wieters
Orioles' Matt Wieters: In the lineup Saturday, resting Sunday
Matt Wieters, C, BAL
3:45 PM
News: Wieters is in the lineup Saturday but will rest Sunday, Rich Dubroff of CSN reports.

Wieters will catch back-to-back games for the first time all season, and he'll bat fifth Saturday against White Sox starter Mat Latos. After the day off Sunday, Wieters will likely be back in the fold for Tuesday's series opener against the Yankees.

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Ryan Hanigan
Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan: Out of lineup Saturday
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS
2:19 PM
News: Hanigan is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

Christian Vazquez will start over Hanigan, who went down swinging in all three plate appearances Friday. The two players have been splitting the workload fairly evenly since Vazquez's return, and that figures to continue while Blake Swihart works some things out in the minors.

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Bobby Wilson
Tigers' Bobby Wilson: Collects two hits in rare start Friday
Bobby Wilson, C, DET
1:51 PM
News: Wilson receive a rare start in Friday's 9-2 rout of the Twins, going 2-for-5 with an RBI.

The veteran backstop appeared in a game for only the fifth time since joining the big league club on April 12, and notched his first two hits in a Tigers uniform in the process. Wilson has received the occasional start in Jarrod Saltalamacchia's stead while James McCann (ankle) has been sidelined, but the latter is expected to be finished with his minor-league rehab stint by the end of the weekend.

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Russell Martin
Blue Jays' Russell Martin: Out of lineup Saturday
Russell Martin, C, TOR
1:29 PM
News: Martin is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Josh Thole will take over behind the plate to catch for J.A. Happ, pushing Martin to the bench after two straight starts. Martin has been mired in a miserable slump to begin the 2016 season, going 9-for-60 with a whopping 31 strikeouts and only one extra-base hit (a double).

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Geovany Soto
Angels' Geovany Soto: Continues hot hitting with second homer Friday
Geovany Soto, C, LAA
12:33 PM
News: Soto went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

The veteran backstop has maximized his opportunties to date in 2016, slashing .333/.379/.593 over 27 at-bats. Friday's performance marked the sixth time over the last seven starts that Soto has hit safely, as the intermittent nature of his playing time has seemingly left his performance at the plate unaffected. Prior to Friday, Soto had not seen action in six of the Angels' last seven games.

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James McCann
Tigers' James McCann: Set to rejoin Tigers on Tuesday
James McCann, C, DET
12:01 PM
News: McCann (ankle) will catch two more games with Triple-A Toledo before re-joining the team on Tuesday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

He should return to being the Tigers' starting catcher next week, serving as a solid replacement-level catcher in mixed leagues. A career .259 hitter, McCann likely won't do much damage in that department, but he also won't help much with counting stats.

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Stephen Vogt
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Not in lineup Saturday
Stephen Vogt, C, OAK
11:53 AM
News: Vogt is not in the A's lineup Saturday against the Astros.

It's simply a routine day off for Vogt, who started each of the last two games behind the plate. Oakland will go with Josh Phegley at catcher, and he'll bat eighth in the order.

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Kurt Suzuki
Twins' Kurt Suzuki: Out of Saturday's lineup
Kurt Suzuki, C, MIN
10:31 AM
News: Suzuki is out of the lineup Saturday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

John Ryan Murphy will get a rare start behind the dish Saturday, as Suzuki has garnered the bulk of the starts early in the season. Neither catcher is offering much offensively so far, but the sample sizes are still relatively small.

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Jason Castro
Astros' Jason Castro: Out of lineup Friday
Jason Castro, C, HOU
4/29/2016
News: Castro is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the A's.

The 28-year-old broke out of an 0-for-18 slump Wednesday, smacking his first double of the season in the third inning (third extra-base hit). He will give way to Erik Kratz on Friday, and as Castro continues to struggle, the speculation as to when the Astros will acquire an upgrade behind the plate grows louder.

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Carlos Perez
Angels' Carlos Perez: Out of lineup Friday
Carlos Perez, C, LAA
4/29/2016
News: Perez is out of the lineup Friday against the Rangers, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Perez went 2-for-10 with two RBIs in the Angels' three-game series against the Royals earlier in the week. He will now get the night off as veteran Geovany Soto moves into the lineup on Friday against right-hander Colby Lewis and the Rangers.

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