Wilson Ramos
Rays' Wilson Ramos: Catches batting practice session Monday
Wilson Ramos, C, TB
5/29/2017
News: Ramos (knee) caught Brad Boxberger's (back) 20-pitch batting practice session Monday and will take at-bats in an extended spring training game Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The rehabbing backstop was able to get through the latest step in his recovery from offseason knee surgery unscathed, setting up some highly anticipated at-bats against live pitching Tuesday. Ramos has made significant progress in his activity level in recent weeks and appears on track for a mid-to-late June big-league debut if matters continue moving in the same direction.

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Josh Phegley
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Back to bench Monday
Josh Phegley, C, OAK
5/29/2017
News: Phegley is out of the lineup Monday against the Indians.

Phegley had been seeing extra time while Yonder Alonso dealt with a wrist injury, but that's unlikely to continue with Alonso back at first. Stephen Vogt will be back behind the plate for the afternoon contest.

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Jason Castro
Twins' Jason Castro: Gets breather Monday
Jason Castro, C, MIN
5/29/2017
News: Castro is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

After catching all 15 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays, Castro will head to the bench for a breather Monday. Chris Gimenez will draw the start behind the dish in his place.

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Omar Narvaez
White Sox's Omar Narvaez: Hits bench Monday
Omar Narvaez, C, CHW
5/29/2017
News: Narvaez is out of the lineup Monday against the Red Sox.

Narvaez caught all nine innings of Sunday's game against the Tigers, so manager Rick Renteria will give him a breather with another day game on tap. Kevan Smith will handle the catching duties in the series opener.

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Carlos Ruiz
Mariners' Carlos Ruiz: Records three hits from ninth spot
Carlos Ruiz, C, SEA
5/28/2017
News: Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Red Sox.

The three-hit effort was Ruiz's first of the season and only his second multi-hit game of the year in 60 plate appearances. Chooch is hitting just .180 on the season with no home runs and six RBI. He's unlikely to see consistent at-bats as the current backup to Mike Zunino.

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Brian McCann
Astros' Brian McCann: Sitting out Sunday
Brian McCann, C, HOU
5/28/2017
News: McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

McCann was back behind the plate Saturday after being activated from the 7-day disabled list prior to the contest, finishing 0-for-2 with a pair of walks. The Astros are inclined to ease McCann back into action following the concussion, so Evan Gattis will swap in for him at catcher for the series finale.

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Derek Norris
Rays' Derek Norris: Receives day off Sunday
Derek Norris, C, TB
5/28/2017
News: Norris out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

Norris will receive a routine off day following a stretch of six starts in seven games. Jesus Sucre will work as the battery mate for Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb.

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Christian Vazquez
Red Sox's Christian Vazquez: Sitting out again Sunday
Christian Vazquez, C, BOS
5/28/2017
News: Vazquez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Despite turning in multi-hit efforts in his last two starts to lift his season batting average to .350, Vazquez will still find himself on the bench for the fourth time in six contests. Vazquez's offensive numbers have been far more impressive than fellow backstop Sandy Leon, but manager John Farrell seems committed to getting both catchers regular work. For that reason, Vazquez may only be worth keeping active in deeper mixed or AL-only leagues.

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Sandy Leon
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Earns another starting nod behind plate
Sandy Leon, C, BOS
5/28/2017
News: Leon will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the Mariners, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

The pendulum has been swinging in Leon's direction lately in the Red Sox's catching timeshare, with the switch-hitting backstop garnering his fourth nod in six games Sunday. Leon has been unable to match the impressive numbers he posted in the second half of the 2016 campaign, but he's been a decent producer in two-catcher mixed leagues or AL-only leagues, contributing a .245 average to go with four homers and 15 RBI.

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Mike Zunino
Mariners' Mike Zunino: Takes seat Sunday
Mike Zunino, C, SEA
5/28/2017
News: Zunino is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Banished to the minors earlier this month after batting just .167 to begin the season, Zunino was called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday and homered in his first game back. He's since returned to his old ways, however, going 0-for-13 with eight strikeouts while starting the subsequent four contests. Zunino's absence from the lineup Sunday just looks like a normal day off, but if he's unable to turn things around quickly at the plate, he could be headed back to Tacoma before long.

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