Roberto Perez
Indians' Roberto Perez: Out of Sunday's lineup
Roberto Perez, C, CLE
11:16 AM
News: Perez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

Tribe manager Terry Francona is likely just extending Perez a breather after he was behind the plate for the last four games, highlighted by a 4-for-5, three-RBI showing at the dish in Friday's series opener. Chris Gimenez will make the start Sunday, but Perez will continue serving as the Indians' top catcher until Yan Gomes (shoulder) returns from the DL, likely in early September.

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James McCann
Tigers' James McCann: In lineup against lefty Sunday
James McCann, C, DET
10:02 AM
News: McCann will be in the lineup Sunday against the Angels. He will bat eighth.

Tyler Skaggs is on the mound for the Halos and McCann is better against lefties. His slash line against southpaws is .253/.321/.547. He's worth the roll of the proverbial dice in daily formats.

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Ryan Hanigan
Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan: Begins rehab assignment Saturday
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS
6:02 AM
News: Hanigan (ankle) began a rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Portland on Saturday, Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe reports.

Hanigan, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 5 with a case of peroneal tendinitis in his left ankle, went 0-for-3 with an RBI while catching seven innings. The catcher is expected to return to Boston when rosters expand in September.

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Bobby Wilson
Rays' Bobby Wilson: Smacks two-run homer in Saturday loss
Bobby Wilson, C, TB
5:02 AM
News: Wilson went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Astros.

The veteran backstop provided the only runs on the day for the Rays, plating Corey Dickerson with a fifth-inning two-run blast to left. Wilson has hits in two of his last three games and is capable of providing occasional pop in his occasional starts.

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Gary Sanchez
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Uses home-field advantage for 11th home run
Gary Sanchez, C, NYY
8/27/2016
News: Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

The rookie's opposite-field homer bounced off the top of the outfield wall and into the stands to give him an even .400 average. The 23-year-old also flashed some defense by throwing out a runner trying to steal second base. To emphasize both his outstanding performance in August, as well as the lack of available production at his position, Sanchez already ranks near the top-15 at catcher in standard mixed leagues despite having played only one month this year.

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John Hicks
Tigers' John Hicks: September call-up may be coming
John Hicks, C, DET
8/27/2016
News: Hicks may be called up when rosters expand in September.

Detroit intends to add a third catcher and Hicks is on the 40-man roster. He's white-hot in his last 10 games, hitting .351 (13-for-37). And overall, Hicks is batting .300 with eight home runs, 20 doubles and 41 RBI in 67 games with Triple-A Toledo.

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Jonathan Lucroy
Rangers' Jonathan Lucroy: Gets day off Saturday
Jonathan Lucroy, C, TEX
8/27/2016
News: Lucroy is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.

Robinson Chirinos will take over behind the plate Saturday as Lucroy gets the day off after catching five days in a row. Lucroy is hitting just .242 since joining the Rangers, but his power has been as-advertised as he's slugged seven bombs in 66 at-bats with Texas. He figures to rejoin the lineup for Sunday's contest.

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Stephen Vogt
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Out o lineup Saturday amid slump
Stephen Vogt, C, OAK
8/27/2016
News: Vogt is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

The A's will plug Bruce Maxwell in behind the plate Saturday to give Vogt the day off. Vogt is mired in an 0-for-16 slump in which he's struck out seven times while drawing zero walks.

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Kurt Suzuki
Twins' Kurt Suzuki: Plates three in Friday loss
Kurt Suzuki, C, MIN
8/27/2016
News: Suzuki tallied three RBI in Friday's 15-8 loss to the Blue Jays on the strength of a two-RBI double and sacrifice fly. He also drew a walk and scored a run.

The veteran backstop provided some timely hitting, plating Max Kepler and Eduardo Escobar with a fourth-inning double and then bringing Jorge Polanco home with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Suzuki has been able to provide solid production in the second half after a scorching June and is slashing .281/.323/.427 over 288 at-bats as part of a platoon with Juan Centeno.

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Dioner Navarro
Blue Jays' Dioner Navarro: Expected to join Jays on Monday
Dioner Navarro, C, TOR
8/27/2016
News: Navarro is expected to join the Blue Jays on Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of SportsNet reports.

Navarro was dealt to the Blue Jays on Friday, coming over from the White Sox in exchange for Colton Turner. Upon joining the big league club, Navarro is expected to serve as the top backup to Russell Martin, likely seeing most of his time against left-handers.

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