Miguel Montero
Cubs' Miguel Montero: Returns from knee injury
Miguel Montero, C, CHC
11:50 AM
News: Montero (knee) is back in the lineup, batting seventh and playing catcher Saturday against Miami.

Montero had missed the last two games due to a knee injury he suffered at a play at the plate Wednesday but is now set to go for Game 3 of the Cubs' series with the Marlins. The 32-year-old will look to break out of a early season slump as he hasn't recorded more than one hit in 14 straight games and is posting a career-low .197 batting average this season.

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Willson Contreras
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Continues scorching start with two-run homer
Willson Contreras, C, CHC
11:36 AM
News: Contreras went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, three RBI and a run in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Marlins.

The rookie extended the outstanding start to his major league career, extending his hitting streak to six games while tallying his first multi-hit effort at the big league level. Contreras now has three homers over the last six contests as well, and although his current .412/.474/.941 line is unsustainable over time, he's certainly provided a tremendous boost to the Cubs offense to date.

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Tucker Barnhart
Reds' Tucker Barnhart: Out of lineup
Tucker Barnhart, C, CIN
10:38 AM
News: Barnhart is out of the lineup for Saturday's contest with San Diego, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Barnhart has been the everyday catcher for the Reds this season, but having made starts there five of the last six games, he'll get a breather Saturday. In his place, 26-year-old Ramon Cabrera will assume duties behind the plate. Barnhart, who's 4-for-30 (.133) over his last nine games, will likely be back out there Sunday for the final game of the series.

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Wilson Ramos
Nationals' Wilson Ramos: Posts four-hit effort Friday
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
6/24/2016
News: Ramos went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI Friday at the Brewers.

Ramos singled in his run in the third inning to give the Nationals the last lead they would enjoy in a game they'd go on to lose. He's now hit safely in eight straight contests, and his batting average is at .341.

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Welington Castillo
Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo: Not in Friday's lineup
Welington Castillo, C, ARI
6/24/2016
News: Castillo is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies.

He will sit in favor of Chris Herrmann behind the plate after started back-to-back games. The 29-year-old Castillo has worn the Golden Sombrero twice in his last five starts, pushing his strikeout rate to nearly 27 percent. The power hasn't been there to make up for the swing and miss, with Castillo managing all of two homers since the end of April.

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Jacob Stallings
Pirates' Jacob Stallings: Optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis
Jacob Stallings, C, PIT
6/24/2016
News: Stallings was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Stallings was brought up by the Pirates on Sunday and went 1-for-8 at the plate with a double during his time with the club. Prior to being called up, he had been hitting .199/.242/.340 with four home runs and 21 RBI for Indianapolis this year.

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David Ross
Cubs' David Ross: Catching for Jon Lester
David Ross, C, CHC
6/23/2016
News: Ross is starting behind the dish and batting eighth Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Ross will man catching duties with Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs on Thursday. This follows anager Joe Maddon's gameplay as he indicated last week that Ross would catch for Lester, Miguel Montero would catch for Jake Arrieta, and Willson Contrerras would catch for the other three starters. Following this scheme, Ross is due to play only once or twice a week the rest of the season, which greatly diminishes his fantasy value.

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Tyler Flowers
Braves' Tyler Flowers: Not in Thursday's lineup
Tyler Flowers, C, ATL
6/23/2016
News: Flowers is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets.

Flowers will get another day off after going 0-for-3 in Wednesday's loss against the Marlins. He has started three of the past four contests but will sit Thursday's game in favor of A.J. Pierzynski, who will man the catching duties while batting sixth. Flowers will likely be back in the lineup Friday.

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Carson Kelly
Cardinals' Carson Kelly: Playing well at Double-A
Carson Kelly, C, STL
6/23/2016
News: Kelly is hitting .400 over his last 10 games at Double-A, including two home runs. The converted catcher is hitting .294 on the season for Springfield.

Kelly was drafted in by the Cardinals as third baseman in 2012. He made the transition to catcher prior to the 2014 season, making this his third full season. Kelly struggled most of 2014 and 2015, but has found his stride this season. He looks more comfortable behind the plate, which is allowing him to focus more on his offense this season. The 21-year-old still has a long way to go if he wants to become a big-league catcher, but his play this season at Double-A is a sign of hope.

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Cameron Rupp
Phillies' Cameron Rupp: Out of Thursday's lineup
Cameron Rupp, C, PHI
6/23/2016
News: Rupp is out of the lineup Thursday against the Twins, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.

He had started the last four games, and seven of the last nine, so Carlos Ruiz will get the nod in the day game following Wednesday's night game. Rupp has surprisingly returned solid value so far, especially when factoring in how much of a wasteland the catcher position has been this season. His .262 average may not be sustainable, but he should be able to hit double-digit homers this year for the first time since he hit 10 in High-A back in 2012.

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