Roberto Perez
Indians' Yan Gomes out of lineup Friday, likely to catch next two
Roberto Perez, C, CLE
8:13 PM
News: Indians catcher Yan Gomes is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners. Gomes was activated off of the disabled list on May 24 and has been catching every-other-game since his return. So, since he caught Thursday's game, he will sit on Friday with Roberto Perez getting the start behind the plate.

However, manager Terry Francona said Gomes is likely to catch Saturday and Sunday, with the team being off Monday, according to


Salvador Perez
Salvador Perez goes deep for Royals in win
Salvador Perez, C, KC
8:09 PM
News: Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit a solo home run in the fourth inning of Friday's win over the Cubs. 

Perez went 1 for 4 and went deep for the sixth time this season. He now has 25 RBI. 


Matt Wieters
Orioles C Matt Wieters to make 2015 debut next Friday
Matt Wieters, C, BAL
4:38 PM
News: Buck Showalter has announced that Orioles veteran catcher Matt Wieters will return next Friday in Cleveland and start that night against the Indians, the Baltimore Sun has reported.

Wieters, who has been sidelined for nearly 13 months following Tommy John surgery, is currently rehabbing at Double-A Bowie. He has not played for Baltimore since May 10, 2014.


Chris Iannetta
Angels' Chris Iannetta delivers grand slam in win Thursday
Chris Iannetta, C, LAA
1:24 AM
News: Angels catcher Chris Iannetta went 2 for 4 with a grand slam in his team's 12-2 win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Iannetta put the cherry on top of a blowout win for the Angels with his seventh-inning slam, which increased the Angels' lead to 11 runs before the Tigers were able to get one back in the ninth. It was the fourth grand slam of the catcher's career.

Iannetta has hit just .178/.263/.307 with 13 RBI in 101 at-bats, but all three of his home runs have come in his last eight games.


Mike Zunino
Mariners' Mike Zunino smacks seventh homer Thursday
Mike Zunino, C, SEA
1:12 AM
News: Mariners catcher Mike Zunino went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-3 loss to the Indians on Thursday.

Zunino was able to tie the game with his third-inning blast, but the Mariners would quickly fall behind again in the top of the fourth and remain in the hole for the rest of the game. The catcher has collected two homers in his last three games.

Zunino has hit .191/.246/.397 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 131 at-bats.


Brian McCann
Yankees' Brian McCann slugs seventh homer Thursday
Brian McCann, C, NYY
1:03 AM
News: Yankees catcher Brian McCann went 3 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the A's on Thursday.

McCann opened the scoring with his second-inning blast, and he was also able to tack on the Yankees' second run with an RBI single in the fourth. However, the Yankees let a 3-0, fifth-inning lead slip away, with the A's scoring five runs in the fifth-through-seventh innings.

McCann has hit .254/.321/.458 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 142 at-bats.


Rob Brantly
White Sox C Rob Brantly (thumb) sent on rehab assignment
Rob Brantly, C, CHW
News: White Sox catcher Rob Brantly was sent on a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Birmingham, according to Brantly has been on the disabled list all season after suffering a fractured thumb in spring training. 

The team has not provided a timetable for his recovery, nor have they indicated what his role will be once he has been cleared to return.


Russell Martin
Blue Jays' Russell Martin shifts to second base Wednesday
Russell Martin, C, TOR
News: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin saw two innings at second base on Wednesday, the second time in his career he's manned the postition, reports.

"We had talked about it a couple of weeks ago," Martin said of his conversations with manager John Gibbons about playing second. "We had another situation where we were a little bit short on the bench. I always knew that it was a possibility, and I think he even asked me a couple of days ago, too, in a situation kind of like that. So, it wasn't really that much of a surprise, and I know I can play in the field. I played there for a long time, so I've had plenty of reps over there and it's kind of like riding a bike. Once you get out there, just play the game."

Martin played the first eight innings of the game behind the plate but shifted to second base after Ryan Goins was removed for a pinch-hitter. He went 2 for 5 and scored a run in his team's 5-3, 10-inning loss to the White Sox.


Alex Avila
Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) close to starting baseball activities
Alex Avila, C, DET
News: Tigers catcher Alex Avila seems close to being cleared for baseball activities. Avila has been on the disabled list since May 9 with a knee injury.

Avila will see the doctor on Wednesday and get treatment on his knee, which should lead to him being able to resume baseball activities, according to The team has not provided an updated timetable for his return.


Ryan Hanigan
Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan (finger) expects to return when eligible
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS
News: Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan is expected to begin throwing next week. Hanigan has been on the disabled list since May 2 with a finger injury. He says he expects to be ready to return when eligible in early-July, according to

Known more for his defenisive prowess, Hanigan was batting just .222 (12 for 54) in his first 19 games before getting injured. He does have two doubles and a home run on the year.


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