Meibrys Viloria
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Stands out among Low-A catchers
Meibrys Viloria, C, KC
9/18/2017
News: Viloria finished 2017, his first campaign out of rookie levels, with a .259/.313/.394 slash line over 101 games with Low-A Lexington.

The 20-year-old catcher popped eight home runs, logged 52 RBI and scored 42 runs over 363 at-bats. Among South Atlantic League catchers, Viloria finished second (behind Greenville's Roldani Baldwin) in nearly every fantasy-worthy stat category. The 2016 Pioneer League MVP, Viloria looks more than ready to jump up to High-A Wilmington when next season rolls around.

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Jason Castro
Twins' Jason Castro: Will receive Tuesday off
Jason Castro, C, MIN
9/18/2017
News: Castro will rest Tuesday when the Twins face the Yankees, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Castro is in the lineup Monday, making his third consecutive start behind the dish. He'll simply receive the day off Tuesday, as Chris Gimenez is scheduled to fill in at catcher.

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Chris Gimenez
Twins' Chris Gimenez: Set to start Tuesday
Chris Gimenez, C, MIN
9/18/2017
News: Gimenez is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Gimenez has started just one of the Twins' last five games, as Jason Castro has been the club's preferred option behind the dish. Gimenez will have the chance to improve his weak .211 batting average and .698 OPS when Castro rests Tuesday.

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Jesus Sucre
Rays' Jesus Sucre: Smacks sixth homer in one-run win
Jesus Sucre, C, TB
9/18/2017
News: Sucre went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox.

The backup catcher's 373-foot shot to left in the sixth snapped a 2-2 tie and ended up being the difference in the ballgame. Sucre has a pair of two-hit outings in six September starts and is slashing .294/.294/.404 overall during the month, a nice supplement to his solid defense behind the dish.

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Raffy Lopez
Blue Jays' Raffy Lopez: Plates two in losing effort Sunday
Raffy Lopez, C, TOR
9/17/2017
News: Lopez went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.

The left-hand-hitting catcher owns a dismal .222 batting average since joining the club in August. However, Lopez has rapped out a decent .771 OPS thanks to three home runs through 45 at-bats. With the Jays out of playoff contention, the club seems interested in keeping Lopez in the mix to see what he might be able to bring to the table in 2018.

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Caleb Joseph
Orioles' Caleb Joseph: Plays part in game-changing rally Sunday
Caleb Joseph, C, BAL
9/17/2017
News: Joseph went 1-for-4 and scored a run in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Joseph's two-out single in the fourth inning kept a rally going that led to a three-run homer by the next hitter, Tim Beckham. The catcher hammered out a .286 batting average with a .743 OPS during the season's first half, but his numbers haven't been as good since the All-Star game. Outside of the deepest leagues, owners can find much better options than Joseph at this point in the season.

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Salvador Perez
Royals' Salvador Perez: Expects to return Tuesday
Salvador Perez, C, KC
9/17/2017
News: Perez (side) is expected to return Tuesday for the series opener in Toronto, The Associated Press reports.

The catcher sat out three straight games to end the week after aggravating an intercostal injury Thursday. Time is running out on Kansas City's season, as they sit a handful of games out of the final wild card spot, so manager Ned Yost will certainly get Perez back in the lineup as soon as possible. At the same time, should the club be eliminated from postseason contention, Perez could very well be shut down before the campaign officially ends.

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Russell Martin
Blue Jays' Russell Martin: Out of Sunday's lineup
Russell Martin, C, TOR
9/17/2017
News: Martin is not in the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

Since coming back from an oblique injury, Martin has gone 2-for-7 over two games. He'll get the day to rest while Raffy Lopez fills in behind the dish. The Blue Jays have Monday off, so look for Martin to return Tuesday against the Royals.

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Welington Castillo
Orioles' Welington Castillo: Sitting out Sunday
Welington Castillo, C, BAL
9/17/2017
News: Castillo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

Over the last three games, Castillo has picked up just one hit across nine at-bats, although said hit was a home run. He'll rest Sunday as Caleb Joseph fills in at catcher.

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Omar Narvaez
White Sox's Omar Narvaez: Sitting versus lefty
Omar Narvaez, C, CHW
9/17/2017
News: Narvaez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.

With the left-handed Matt Boyd starting for Detroit, Narvaez will head to the bench Sunday. Rob Brantly will serve as Chicago's backstop and hit ninth.

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