Brian McCann
Brian McCann's home run helps lift Yankees to win
Brian McCann, C, NYY
4/27/2015
News: With the game tied at 1-1 in the sixth inning of Monday's game against the Rays, Yankees catcher Brian McCann hit a solo home run to give the Yankees a lead they would not relinquish.

"I've been seeing the ball really well all year long," McCann said, per NJ.com. "Any time you hit a home run it feels good."

McCann connected off Brandon Gomes to put the Yankees ahead. They would go on to win 4-1. The solo shot was McCann's second of the season. He also added another hit in the game to finish 2 for 4 with one RBI. His batting average now stands at .250.

"Brian's a good hitter," manager Joe Girardi said. "He had two interesting hits [Monday]. One was a real big one, and the other was important too; it gave us another run."

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Matt Wieters
Orioles' Matt Wieters (elbow) catches four innings Monday
Matt Wieters, C, BAL
4/27/2015
News: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters spent four innings behind the plate in an extended spring training game Monday, masnsports.com reports.

Wieters, who had two at-bats in Monday's game, could also catch Tuesday. He hasn't played since May 10 of last year while recovering from an elbow injury.

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Jesus Sucre
Jesus Sucre replaces Mike Zunino at catcher for Mariners
Jesus Sucre, C, SEA
4/26/2015
News: Catcher Mike Zunino was not in the Mariners' starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Zunino was replaced by Jesus Sucre, who gets his third start of the season behind the plate. Sucre was listed ninth in the batting order. 

The Mariners are -138 money line favorites at home against Minnesota. 

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Ryan Hanigan
Sandy Leon replaces Ryan Hanigan at catcher for Red Sox
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS
4/26/2015
News: Sandy Leon is in the Red Sox starting lineup for Sunday's game at Baltimore, bumping Ryan Hanigan

Leon starts for the second time in four games and sixth time this season. 

The Sox are -105 money line favorites over Baltimore. 

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Rene Rivera
Rays C Rene Rivera makes rare contribution with Friday blast
Rene Rivera, C, TB
4/25/2015
News: Rays catcher Rene Rivera only joined his team's hit parade against Toronto once Friday night, but he had a "blast" doing it.

Rivera slugged his first home run of the season, a two-run shot to center that landed 421 feet from the plate. The tater only served to brighten a still-dismal slash line of .143/.186/.232, but Rivera has managed four hits in his last five games.

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Chris Iannetta
Angels' Grant Green starting at second base Saturday
Chris Iannetta, C, LAA
4/25/2015
News: The Angels will start Grant Green at second base Saturday, giving Johnny Giavotella just his second day off of the season, the team announced.

Green, who was called up by Los Angeles Friday, lost out on the position battle in spring training to Giavotella and is hitting .328 with four doubles and three triples in 61 at-bats so far this season for Triple-A. 

Also in the starting lineup Saturday is Matt Joyce and Drew Butera, giving Collin Cowgill and Chris Iannetta the day off. The Angels are currently the favorites Saturday (-160) against the Rangers.

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Brett Hayes
Brett Hayes replaces Roberto Perez in Indians' lineup
Brett Hayes, C, CLE
4/25/2015
News: Brett Hayes will get his second start of the season at catcher on Saturday. Hayes is batting eighth in the Indians' lineup. 

Hayes' start gives Roberto Perez a rest after starting nine of the last 10 games. 

The Indians are +105 money line underdogs at Detroit. 

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Steve Clevenger
Orioles C Steve Clevenger moved to Triple-A DL
Steve Clevenger, C, BAL
4/24/2015
News: Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger has been moved to the Triple-A disabled list with a left thumb contusion, according to the Virginian-Pilot

Clevenger, with the Norfolk Tides, injured his thumb while making a tag last Saturday. He aggravated the injury after catching a knuckleball from Eddie Gamboa. 

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Tyler Flowers
White Sox C Tyler Flowers on Thursday's melee: It could help us bond
Tyler Flowers, C, CHW
4/24/2015
News: While White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers said he would rather avoid the type of incident which occurred during Thursday's loss to the Royals, he said there can be some positive things that come out of the confrontation, reports MLB.com.

"It can definitely be a bonding thing," Flowers said. "As a team right there, protecting each other, watching your back, those kind of things. You don't want to see those kinds of things happen a lot, but when they do, you count on the guys around you to make sure nothing bad happens."

The incident occurred when Adam Eaton hit a come-backer to pitcher Yordano Ventura and Ventura began yelling at Eaton. Eaton agreed that the benches-clearing incident can help team unity.

"There are a lot of feisty guys in here, too, which I like," Eaton said. "A lot of guys like me. I respect our guys, too. You come out there on my behalf, it's awesome. It shows the team camaraderie."

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Dioner Navarro
Blue Jays' Gibbons: MRI revealed hamstring tear for Dioner Navarro
Dioner Navarro, C, TOR
4/23/2015
News: Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that an Dioner Navarro's MRI revealed a "real tear there," which is much worse than what the club expected, per Sportsnet.ca.

Navarro said he suffered the injury Tuesday while stretching a single into a double, MLB.com reports.

"I felt the pop right before I was going to slide into second base," Navarro said. "In the back of my mind I had the slightest hope it wouldn't be that bad, but I kind of knew. I've been through this before. I'll just go through my treatment and get back as soon as possible."

Navarro was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Thursday's game against the Orioles. He slashed  .267/.294/.333 with four RBI in eight games (seven starts).

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