Yadier Molina
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Out of lineup Friday
Yadier Molina, C, STL
4/29/2016
News: Molina is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals.

Molina gets the night off Friday after catching each of the last seven games. Eric Fryer will take his spot behind the plate for Friday's contest and bat eighth in the order, but Molina figures to get back onto the field for Saturday's early afternoon matchup.

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J.T. Realmuto
Marlins' J.T. Realmuto: Out of lineup Friday
J.T. Realmuto, C, MIA
4/29/2016
News: Realmuto is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers.

Realmuto gets the night off Friday after catching each of the last seven games for the Marlins. Jeff Mathis will take over behind the plate in his stead Friday but Realmuto figures to get back into the lineup for Game 2 of the Marlins' series with the Brewers on Saturday.

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Wilson Ramos
Nationals' Wilson Ramos: Remains out Friday
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
4/29/2016
News: Ramos (bereavement) is not in the lineup Friday against the Cardinals, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

He is expected to return to the lineup sometime this weekend after attending to a personal matter, but it won't be Friday, as Jose Lobaton will start at catcher and hit eighth. Ramos has been a force at the plate in the early going, hitting a career-best .316 with a pair of homers in 15 games, while also striking out at a career-low 12.1 percent clip.

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Devin Mesoraco
Reds' Devin Mesoraco: Out of Friday's lineup
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN
4/29/2016
News: Mesoraco is out of the lineup Friday against the Pirates.

He has been playing every other day for the past week, and has been completely ineffective offensively, slashing .140/.218/.160. Tucker Barnhart will start at catcher and hit sixth Friday.

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Austin Barnes
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: On tear in Triple-A
Austin Barnes, C, LAD
4/29/2016
News: Barnes continued his hot streak Thursday, going 1-for-4 with a walk against Omaha.

Barnes has been on a tear at Triple-A Oklahoma City since being sent down by the Dodgers on April 15. The young catcher has a .333/.488/.455 slash line to go along with nine walks in nine games. After a tough start to the season while in the majors, Barnes has clearly found his swing and is an intriguing prospect for a Dodgers team struggling in run production.

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Andrew Susac
Giants' Andrew Susac: Placed on minor league DL
Andrew Susac, C, SF
4/29/2016
News: Susac was placed on the minor league DL on Friday with shoulder discomfort, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

He has also been dealing with a wrist injury, and has yet to really get started on his 2016 campaign. Consider Susac out indefinitely, and he would likely need to return and show that he was healthy over a prolonged stretch before the Giants considered recalling him to serve as the backup catcher.

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A.J. Pierzynski
Braves' A.J. Pierzynski: Not part of Friday's lineup
A.J. Pierzynski, C, ATL
4/29/2016
News: Pierzynski is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

Pierzynski started four of the last five games behind the plate, but he will be held out Friday with the Braves loading up on right-handed hitters against Cubs lefty Jon Lester. Tyler Flowers will start behind the plate for the Braves on Friday.

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Jonathan Lucroy
Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy: On base four times in loss
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL
4/28/2016
News: Lucroy found his way on base all four times up Thursday against the Cubs, knocking a single and drawing three walks.

Unfortunately, the Brewers weren't able to get much going offensively against Jake Arrieta and the Chicago relief crew, as they had more walks (seven) than hits (six). As for Lucroy, he's clipping along with a nice .290 average and .364 OBP, but those have been pretty empty stats -- he has no homers, no steals (not that we expect those) and just six RBI.

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Welington Castillo
Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo: Out of lineup Thursday
Welington Castillo, C, ARI
4/28/2016
News: Castillo is out of the lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Cardinals.

The Diamondbacks will deploy left-handed bat Chris Hermann in place of Castillo for Thursday's series finale against righty Michael Wacha and the Cardinals. Still, Castillo has been one of the more productive members of the Arizona offense this year and he's in the midst of a power surge, slashing .455/.500/.909 with three home runs and a double over the last week. Look for Castillo to draw back in behind the plate for Friday's series opener against the Rockies.

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Tim Federowicz
Cubs' Tim Federowicz: Recalled from Triple-A
Tim Federowicz, C, CHC
4/28/2016
News: Federowicz was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The move comes in response to Chicago placing Miguel Montero on the 15-day DL on Thursday due to a back issue. David Ross will start in Montero's place Thursday against Milwaukee, but Federowicz and Ross figure to share catching duties going forward, so long as Montero remains out.

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