Nick Hundley
Report: Orioles make option decisions on three players
Nick Hundley, C, BAL
News: The Orioles have made decisions regarding team options on several players, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Among them is southpaw starter Wei-Yin Chen, whose $4.75 million option for 2015 will be picked up. The team will do the same for impressive right-handed reliever Darren O'Day, whose $4.25 million option will also be picked up.

The exception is catcher Nick Hundley. The team will not exercise his $2.5 million option, making him a free agent.


David Ross
Report: David Ross to play in 2015
David Ross, C, BOS
News: Impending free-agent catcher David Ross plans to play next season despite reports in September that he was considering retirement, reports.

Ross spent his last two seasons with the Red Sox on a two-year deal, and the door remains open for the veteran catcher to return to Boston, according to the report. He would serve as a backup and mentor to the team's young catchers if he were to resign with the Red Sox.


Alex Avila
Report: Alex Avila not considering retirement due to head injuries
Alex Avila, C, DET
News: Tigers catcher Alex Avila said Monday that he has had no second thoughts about continuing his career as a major-league catcher after dealing with multiple head injuries late in the season. reports.

"No," he said. "I've had three mild concussions in my career. I had a CT scan and an MRI checking my brain and my neck and the arteries leading to it, and everything checks out normal and healthy. And talking with the neurologist that examined everything, I shouldn't have any concern. It's like any injury -- you have to let it heal 100 percent."

Avila also indicated that he was symptom free and would be able to take the field if the Tigers were still in contention. Barring a setback, he should be ready to go for spring training.


John Buck
Angels' John Buck decides to become a free-agent
John Buck, C, LAA
News: Angels catcher John Buck has elected free agency Thursday.

Buck was designated for assignment by the club Tuesday. He could have accepted a spot with the Triple-A club, but opted to become a free-agent. He'll search for a new team during the offseason. Buck hit .225 over 89 at-bats in the majors last season. 


Geovany Soto
Geovany Soto suffers thumb injury in wild-card game
Geovany Soto, C, OAK
News: Athletics catcher Geovany Soto was forced to leave Tuesday's wild-card game against the Royals in the bottom of the third inning due to a left thumb injury. Soto actually hurt his thumb applying a tag with his glove hand on Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer as he attempted to steal home in the first inning, according to

"He kind of pulled his thumb back on the jersey on the play at the plate, and after that it kept getting worse and worse," manager Bob Melvin said. "Certainly as a catcher you need your thumb, especially when Jon Lester is throwing cutters."


Christian Vazquez
Red Sox 'comfortable' with Christian Vasquez as starting catcher in 2015
Christian Vazquez, C, BOS
News: In an end-of-the-year press conference, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters he's "very comfortable" with having Christian Vasquez as the team's everyday catcher next season, according to the Providence Journal.

The rookie catcher appeared in 55 games this season, splitting his duties with David Ross behind the plate. He slashed .240/.308/.309 with one home run and 20 RBI over 175 at-bats.


Robinson Chirinos
Rangers GM comfortable with Robinson Chirinos as everyday catcher for 2015
Robinson Chirinos, C, TEX
News: Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told FOX Sports Southwest that he's comfortable with having Robinson Chirinos as the team's everyday catcher next season. Chirinos appeared in 93 games this season and owned a .239/.290/.415 slash line with 13 homers and 40 RBI over 306 at-bats.

Josmil Pinto
Josmil Pinto in starting lineup for Sunday's season finale
Josmil Pinto, C, MIN
News: Twins catcher Josmil Pinto (illness) is in the starting lineupf or Sunday's season finale against the Tigers.

Ryan Hanigan
Ryan Hanigan ready to roll at Fenway on Thursday
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB
News: Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan has returned from a toe injury to nail down a spot in the lineup for the Thursday night game in Boston.

Hanigan has played just once since Saturday. He is hitless in his last 11 at-bats.


Yan Gomes
Yan Gomes goes deep Wednesday
Yan Gomes, C, CLE
News: Indians catcher Yan Gomes hit his 21st home run Wednesday against the Royals.

Gomes struck in the first inning. With two men on, Gomes took an 80 mph changeup from Jason Vargas out to center for the three-run shot. He would also walk during the contest. Gomes finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and three RBI. 


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