Caleb Joseph
Orioles' Caleb Joseph: Could return by Wednesday
Caleb Joseph, C, BAL
3:36 PM
News: Joseph (groin) could be back with the Orioles by Wednesday after planning to catch in a rehab contest Monday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Joseph has been on the DL since May 31 after taking a foul ball to the groin area during a game against the Red Sox. He will catch his first rehab game Monday after being a DH for six games with Double-A Bowie and High-A Frederick over the past couple weeks. Joseph has gone 9-for-20 with one home run and four RBI during his rehab stint, and could be back with the team after Monday's game.

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Yan Gomes
Indians' Yan Gomes: Remains out of lineup
Yan Gomes, C, CLE
3:20 PM
News: Gomes remains out of the lineup for Friday's game against Detroit.

Gomes is getting another game off as Chris Gimenez makes his second consecutive start behind the dish. Gomes is showing signs that he's breaking out of his slump with hits in each of his last four games and multi-hit performances his last two. Gomes will likely be back out their Saturday as he has yet to miss three consecutive games this season.

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Brian McCann
Yankees' Brian McCann: Out of lineup Friday
Brian McCann, C, NYY
3:10 PM
News: McCann is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins.

Austin Romine gets the start behind the plate Friday with the Yankees facing left-hander Tommy Milone. McCann has struggled mightily against lefties this season, batting .200 with a .658 OPS in 45 at-bats. He figures to get back behind the plate Saturday when the Yankees face righty Ervin Santana.

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Alex Avila
White Sox's Alex Avila: Picks up four empty singles
Alex Avila, C, CHW
6/23/2016
News: Avila went 4-for-5 without an RBI or run despite the White Sox scoring seven times in Thursday's 8-7 loss to Boston.

Well, that's an unusual batting line. It's too bad for Avila, too, as the four-hit day was huge for him -- he'd gone hitless in four straight games and entered Thursday's action batting just .211. Unfortunately, though he was once one of the more promising young offensive catchers in the majors, Avila's offense has declined to the point that he's hard to own even in two-catcher leagues.

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Kurt Suzuki
Twins' Kurt Suzuki: Not in Thursday's lineup
Kurt Suzuki, C, MIN
6/23/2016
News: Suzuki is out of the lineup for Thurday's game against the Phillies.

Suzuki has played in the last seven games for the Twins, and will get a day of rest as a result. He's had a hot bat in June, slashing .364/.386/.618. Juan Centeno will take over at catcher and bat eighth on Thursday.

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Sandy Leon
Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Not in Thursday's lineup
Sandy Leon, C, BOS
6/23/2016
News: Leon is out of the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Leon has made back-to-back starts behind the plate, going 1-for-5 at the plate with three walks and two runs scored. He'll give way to Christian Vazquez for the afternoon contest.

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Ryan Hanigan
Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan: Will begin rehab assignment Thursday
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS
6/22/2016
News: Hanigan will begin his rehab assignment with the team's Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate Thursday, serving as the designated hitter, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

It appears he will ease back into action by just hitting first before returning behind the plate. It's possible his return to the majors could come within the week, and the Red Sox will have a difficult decision considering Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon have both played well recently.

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Russell Martin
Blue Jays' Russell Martin: Pushes average to season high with homer
Russell Martin, C, TOR
6/22/2016
News: Martin went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer, his sixth of the season, in Wednesday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

Martin's home run came on a 3-2 fastball with two outs in the first against Arizona starter Robbie Ray, and was one of just four hits Toronto mustered off the D-backs' left-hander. Martin is hitting .280 this month, and after a horrendous start to his 2016 campaign, he's now lifted his average to a season-high .218.

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James McCann
Tigers' James McCann: Not in lineup Wednesday
James McCann, C, DET
6/22/2016
News: McCann will get the day off Wednesday as Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start behind the dish for the Tigers.

McCann, hitting just .202 on the season, has collected five RBI over the last 10 days for the Tigers. He'll continue to get the majority of starts at catcher for the Tigers.

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Stephen Vogt
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Out of Wednesday's lineup
Stephen Vogt, C, OAK
6/22/2016
News: Vogt is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Brewers.

After starting five straight games and going 2-for-5 with a triple in Tuesday's contest, Vogt will have a day to rest and be replaced by Josh Phegley. He could return to the lineup Thursday when Oakland faces the right-handed Tim Lincecum and the Angels.

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