J.P. Arencibia
J.P. Arencibia homers in loss Tuesday
J.P. Arencibia, C, TEX
12:10 AM
News: Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia went 1 for 6 with a solo home run in his team's 2-1, 14-inning loss to the Yankees Tuesday.

Arencibia broke a scoreless tie with his home run in the top of the 13th inning, but the Yankees were able to even the score in the bottom half of the frame before going on to win one inning later. He has hit .139/.186/.291 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 79 at-bats.

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David Ross
David Ross dealing with plantar fasciitis
David Ross, C, BOS
7/22/2014
News: Red Sox catcher David Ross pulled up lame while running to first base Tuesday but remained in the game, and he was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis after the game, WEEI.com reports.

Ross said after the game that he didn't expect the injury to cause him to miss any time. "It’s been going on for a few days," Ross said. "I was getting better. It was getting a lot better. I just aggravated on that one swing. It’s not going to keep me from playing I don’t think. It’s one of those things that’s going to effect my running a little bit, which is definitely not something manager John [Farrell] is worrying about, my speed to help the team if it would."



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Dioner Navarro
Dioner Navarro slugs seventh home run Tuesday
Dioner Navarro, C, TOR
7/22/2014
News: Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBI in his team's 7-3 win over the Red Sox Tuesday.

Navarro has recorded a home run and a double in two straight games, and he owns a four-game hitting streak since the All-Star break. He has hit .265/.304/.383 with seven home runs and 41 RBI in 298 at-bats.

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Tyler Flowers
Tyler Flowers out of lineup Tuesday for personal reasons
Tyler Flowers, C, CHW
7/22/2014
News: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Royals, though it isn't because he is hurt.

Flowers' wife gave birth Monday, according to ESPN.com, so he was spending the day with her. He is expected to be at the ballpark in time for the game, and will likely be available off the bench.  

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Geovany Soto
Geovany Soto heads back to DL with groin injury
Geovany Soto, C, TEX
7/22/2014
News: The Rangers placed catcher Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin Tuesday, the team announced.

Soto was removed from Monday's game as a result of the injury, and goes back on the DL less than a week after he recovered from a knee injury. Soto has appeared in just three games this season, as he underwent surgery on his right knee just before the start of the season. 

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Erik Kratz
Erik Kratz sent back to Triple-A
Erik Kratz, C, TOR
7/22/2014
News: The Blue Jays optioned catcher Erik Kratz to Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday, less than two weeks after he was recalled.

Kratz appeared in four games in his most recent stint, but had just one hit in 13 at-bats. He is hitting just .198 overall for the season.  

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Mike Zunino
Mike Zunino swats 14th home run Monday
Mike Zunino, C, SEA
7/22/2014
News: Mariners catcher Mike Zunino went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-2 win over the Mets Monday.

Zunino broke a 1-1 tie with his third-inning shot, and he's now 3 for 8 with a double and a home run in his last two games after going 0 for 21 in his previous seven games. He has hit .206/.257/.415 with 14 home runs and 36 RBI in 282 at-bats.

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Ryan Lavarnway
Ryan Lavarnway goes hitless in first rehab game
Ryan Lavarnway, C, BOS
7/21/2014
News: Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway began a rehab assignment with Double-A Portland Monday, going 0 for 4 with one RBI while playing first base.

Lavarnway is on the 60-day disabled list after undergoing surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his left wrist. He was just 0 for 4 in four appearances in late May before suffering the injury.

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Yan Gomes
Yan Gomes looking like a lefty masher again
Yan Gomes, C, CLE
7/21/2014
News: When Yan Gomes broke through as a relevant Fantasy contributor last season, he did so by walloping left-handers to the tune of a .327 batting average and .934 OPS. Now more than halfway through 2014, it's safe to say the pattern has continued.

Granted, he's just been hot in general, batting .318 (27 for 85) with a .944 OPS in his last 24 games, but for the season, he's batting .359 with a .944 OPS against lefties compared to .234 and .700 against righties.

In two-catcher leagues, that's not particularly useful information, but if you play in a one-catcher league and find yourself constantly swapping out catchers on the waiver wire because you don't have one of the no-brainer options like Buster Posey, Devin Mesoraco or Evan Gattis at the position, it's something to keep in mind. Whenever the Indians are facing a bunch of lefties, Gomes is a terrific choice.

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Salvador Perez
Salvador Perez returns to the lineup
Salvador Perez, C, KC
7/21/2014
News: Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who sat out with a groin injury Sunday, returned to Monday's lineup against the White Sox. Perez is hitting .282 with 11 homers and 37 RBI in 87 games.
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