Blake Swihart
Red Sox's Blake Swihart: Two triples in Wednesday's win
Blake Swihart, C, BOS
6:16 AM
News: Swihart went 2-for-4 with two triples, a walk and two RBI in Boston's 10-3 win over Colorado on Wednesday.

And just like that, Swihart's average jumps 36 points to .258. The catcher is transitioning to left field, so there's been a period of adjustment where much of his attention was allotted to learning the nuances of a new position. While there's still some work left to do in that regard, he hasn't looked lost in the outfield. As the process plays itself out, we should Swihart become more like the hitter we saw in last year's second half when he hit .303 in 155 at-bats. With Brock Holt (concussion) starting a conditioning program, the Red Sox will have a decision to make. But if Swihart's beginning to hit and playing passable left field, there really isn't a decision to make.

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Russell Martin
Blue Jays' Russell Martin: First two homers of season Wednesday
Russell Martin, C, TOR
5/25/2016
News: Martin went 2-for-5 with a pair of homers and three RBI Wednesday against the Yankees.

The veteran catcher has had a disappointing season, but this was one of his best games this year. The 33-year-old backstop has hit a mere .181 in 2016, and he hit his first two homers this season. Fantasy owners hope this might be a sign of this to come, as Toronto needs more production out of him.

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Ryan Hanigan
Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan: Exits early Wednesday
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS
5/25/2016
News: Hanigan left Wednesday's matchup with the Rockies early due to an illness, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.

Hanigan was forced to leave after just one at-bat, in which he provided a hit for Boston. He was replaced in the lineup by Christian Vazquez. His status for Thursday's series finale is up in the air.

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Gary Sanchez
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Out at least two weeks with thumb injury
Gary Sanchez, C, NYY
5/25/2016
News: Sanchez has been diagnosed with a cracked right thumb and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, the YES Network's Jack Curry reports.

The hard-hitting catching prospect will rest his thumb for two weeks and then the Yankees will X-ray it to see where he's at. Sanchez has plenty of potential if and when he gets a chance in the big leagues, but with Brian McCann in place, he had an uncertain ETA.

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Jett Bandy
Angels' Jett Bandy: Leaves Wednesday's game with hamstring cramp
Jett Bandy, C, LAA
5/25/2016
News: Bandy exited Wednesday's game with a hamstring cramp, but the ailment is believed to be minor, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Carlos Perez came on to pinch run for Bandy after his single off of Matt Bush in the top of the eighth Wednesday against the Rangers. The Angels have the day off Thursday before opening a weekend series against the Astros, so Bandy should have enough time for his cramping to subside before they return to action. Still, Bandy is on the small side of a platoon with Perez and will likely be limited to one-to-two starts per week while Giovany Soto (knee) is sidelined.

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Jason Castro
Astros' Jason Castro: Out of lineup Wednesday
Jason Castro, C, HOU
5/25/2016
News: Castro is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against Baltimore.

Castro caught 13 innings in Tuesday's series opener, so Evan Gattis will be behind the plate Wednesday opposite starter Collin McHugh.

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Christian Vazquez
Red Sox's Christian Vazquez: Out of lineup Wednesday
Christian Vazquez, C, BOS
5/25/2016
News: Vazquez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Vazquez will get the day off after playing in five straight games. The 25-year-old has struggled a bit at the dish this season, hitting just .226/.270/.345 with six RBI through 24 games, but will likely continue to be starting catcher for the Red Sox.

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Salvador Perez
Royals' Salvador Perez: Will serve as DH Wednesday
Salvador Perez, C, KC
5/25/2016
News: Perez will bat fifth as the team's DH against the Twins on Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Perez has gone 7-for-9 in his first two games of the series, so it makes sense for manager Ned Yost to keep him in the lineup as much as he can. He will also get a much-needed day off behind the plate after starting 43 of the team's first 45 games.

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Chris Gimenez
Indians' Chris Gimenez: Hits second home run against White Sox
Chris Gimenez, C, CLE
5/25/2016
News: Gimenez hit his second home run, a solo shot, in a 2-for-4 game Tuesday against the White Sox.

This was Gimenez's first home run scine his first appearance of the season on May 5 against Detroit. He is playing sparingly thus far and has played in consecutive games just twice all season. Starter Yan Gomes has just a .570 OPS, but Gimenez's .231/.259/.462 line probably isn't enough to work his way into the top spot on the depth chart.

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Robinson Chirinos
Rangers' Robinson Chirinos: Could return when eligible June 9
Robinson Chirinos, C, TEX
5/24/2016
News: Chirinos (forearm) is ahead of schedule and could return when he becomes eligible June 9, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Chirinos is currently on the 60-day disabled list due to a broken bone in his right forearm, but the backstop could be ready to go sooner rather than later. June 9 is his earliest possible return date, but he could hit that mark, which would be well ahead of the initial 10-to-12 week timetable. Once activated, the Rangers would have to decide between keeping Bobby Wilson and Bryan Holaday.

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