Evan Gattis
Astros' Evan Gattis: Hits first 2017 home run
Evan Gattis, C, HOU
4/22/2017
News: Gattis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI during Saturday's loss to Tampa Bay.

Gattis has been seeing semi-regular playing time with 34 at-bats, and he's turning in solid results when given the opportunity. Currently sporting a .294/.415/.441 slash line with five runs and seven RBI, he's well on his way to a serviceable showing from the catcher position. It also might prove that a little more rest and duty as the designated hitter allows Gattis to be more efficient when he's in the lineup.

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Russell Martin
Blue Jays' Russell Martin: Out of lineup Saturday
Russell Martin, C, TOR
4/22/2017
News: Martin is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels, Blue Jays broadcaster Mike Wilner reports.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia will catch and bat eighth as Martin sits after starting four of the team's last five games. Martin turned in his first multi-hit game of the season Friday, a 3-for-5 showing against Los Angeles, but he's still batting .159/.315/.250 for the season. He was struggling to an even greater extent at this time last year but still finished with 20 homers and 74 RBI.

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Drew Butera
Royals' Drew Butera: Draws start Saturday
Drew Butera, C, KC
4/22/2017
News: Butera is starting at catcher and hitting ninth Sunday against the Rangers, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

Salvador Perez was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to neck stiffness, so Butera was a late addition. Until Perez is ready to return, look for Butera to see an increase in playing time. Butera has played in five games this season, during which he's gone 1-for-10.

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Salvador Perez
Royals' Salvador Perez: Scratched from lineup Saturday
Salvador Perez, C, KC
4/22/2017
News: Perez was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Rangers with a stiff neck, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

News regarding the severity of the ailment should be available in the near future, but consider Perez day-to-day heading into Sunday's game against Texas. With Perez sitting out, Drew Butera will get the nod to start behind the plate.

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Jason Castro
Twins' Jason Castro: Hits pinch homer
Jason Castro, C, MIN
4/22/2017
News: Castro hit a solo homer as a pinch hitter in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

Castro took Francisco Rodriguez deep in the ninth inning to pull the Twins within one run of a game they'd lose. He now has two homers on the season, and after hitting at least 11 bombs in each of the last four seasons, he'll continue to be an acceptable fantasy option at the catcher position.

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Jonathan Lucroy
Rangers' Jonathan Lucroy: Returns to lineup Saturday
Jonathan Lucroy, C, TEX
4/22/2017
News: Lucroy is batting seventh Saturday against the Royals.

After sitting out two of the last three games, Lucroy will take over behind the plate in place of Robinson Chirinos. Lucroy is off to uncharacteristically slow start, slashing .191/.224/.277 with one home run. What's more, he's struggled against righties (.152, .352 OPS) after hitting .310 with a .874 OPS against them last year. He'll face Ian Kennedy in his return to the lineup Saturday.

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Welington Castillo
Orioles' Welington Castillo: Sitting out Saturday
Welington Castillo, C, BAL
4/22/2017
News: Castillo is out of the liineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

Caleb Joseph will draw in behind the plate to catch the left-handed Jayson Aquino in place of Castillo. Saturday marks Castillo's second absence from the lineup in the last three games, and both of those absences have come when the Orioles had lefties on the mound. Still, Castillo's bat will keep him in the lineup over Joseph most days.

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Geovany Soto
White Sox's Geovany Soto: Officially reinstated from DL
Geovany Soto, C, CHW
4/22/2017
News: Soto (elbow) has been reinstated from the 10-day DL.

Soto spent only the requisite 10 days on the disabled list while battling elbow inflammation. It's unclear if he'll return to the lineup immediately Saturday against Cleveland, as the White Sox have yet to release their starters, but if he's ultimately held out, Soto would likely be back behind the plate for Sunday's series finale.

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John Hicks
Tigers' John Hicks: In starting lineup Saturday
John Hicks, C, DET
4/22/2017
News: Hicks was recalled by the Tigers on Saturday.

The Tigers will bring Hicks up to fill in at first base while Miguel Cabrera (groin) is on the disabled list. Hicks is in Saturday's lineup and will bat seventh in the order against Adalberto Mejia and the Twins. He got off to a hot start at Triple-A Toledo this season, hitting .424 with 12 RBI in 33 at-bats.

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James McCann
Tigers' James McCann: Blasts another home run Friday
James McCann, C, DET
4/22/2017
News: McCann went 1-for-3 and hit his fourth home run of the season in Friday's loss to the Twins.

McCann is tied for second in home runs among MLB catchers. He's hitting just .162 this season, and as a career .241 hitter, he's probably not going to be a great contributor in the average category. But he did hit 12 home runs in just 344 at-bats last season, so he could make a push for 20 home runs with more regular playing time in 2017.

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