Francisco Cervelli
Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli blasts first home run of the year
Francisco Cervelli, C, PIT
News: Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli went a perfect 2 for 2 at the plate in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over the Marlins on Monday.

Cervelli did his damage in the second inning when he ripped a three-run homer off of David Phelps over the right field wall, his first of the season.

"He hammered that ball," manager Clint Hurdle said to "He's been in a good place at the plate, seeing pitches."

It was his first home run since August 13 of last year and just the 11th in his eight-year career.

Cervelli, who also walked once, is now hitting .316 with 13 RBI on the season.


Yasmani Grandal
Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal: I will be back Saturday
Yasmani Grandal, C, LAD
News: Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal has declared that he will back Saturday against St. Louis, he has told a team reporter. He added that he has passed all the required medical tests.

Grandal, who has been on the 7-day concussion disabled list, is beginning a rehab stint at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

When he returns, he will do so with a .291 average and 17 RBI.


Wilson Ramos
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos smashes third home run of the year
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
News: Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos went 1 for 3 at the plate in Washington's 2-1 win over the Cubs on Monday. Ramos did his damage in the sixth inning when he blasted a solo shot off of Justin Grimm to right field, his third of the season.

Ramos is now hitting .285 with 21 RBI in 136 at-bats on the season.


Jonathan Lucroy
Brewers set tentative plan for catcher Jonathan Lucroy
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL
News: The Brewers have set a temporary plan for catcher Jonathan Lucroy to return to action, according to

Lucroy, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a toe injury, received good news on his injury on Monday after undergoing a second X-ray. Manager Craig Counsell has a plan in place to get Lucroy some minor league at-bats this week to help him be ready for the team's upcoming road trip, starting June 1. 

Counsell doesn't have a specific timetable in place, however.

"I don't want to say for sure. He's making big progress every day now. I'm just going to let him make that progress. It has a chance to be pretty soon," Counsell said.


Buster Posey
Giants' Buster Posey out of lineup Monday
Buster Posey, C, SF
News: Giants catcher Buster Posey is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.

With Posey getting a breather, Hunter Pence is in the cleanup role. It's Posey's second day off in the team's last four games after making 10 straight starts. Andrew Susac will start behind the plate and bat eighth on Monday.

The Giants are underdogs (+115) in Milwaukee, per


Devin Mesoraco
Reds finally place C Devin Mesoraco (hip) on DL
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN
News: The hip issue that has prevented Reds C Devin Mesoraco from playing since last Wednesday now has him on the 15-day disabled list, the Cincinnati Enquirer has reported.

Mesoraco is dealing with a left hip impingement. The Reds had put off the move in hopes that he could pinch-hit and eventually get back behind the plate.

The loss is another blow to a Cincinnati team that has lost eight in a row. Mesoraco, who emerged as one of the premier hitting catchers in the big leagues last season, was off to a poor start in 2015 with a slash line of .178/.275/.244. He has no home runs, two runs scored and a mere two RBI in 45 at-bats.


Travis d'Arnaud
Report: Mets C Travis d'Arnaud to begin rehab games Tuesday
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM
News: Shelved Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is set to play five innings in an extended spring training game Tuesday, per

The report further states that d'Arnaud could report to Triple-A Las Vegas in five or six days and that GM Sandy Alderson believes he could be back with the Mets as early as June 1 in San Diego, but more likely the following series against Arizona.

d'Arnaud was off to a productive start before going down with a fractured pinkie. He was batting .317 with 10 RBI in just 41 at-bats.


David Ross
Cubs' Miguel Montero out, David Ross in Monday
David Ross, C, CHC
News: Cubs catcher David Ross is starting over Miguel Montero in Monday's matchup with the Nationals.

Ross typically receives his starts on the days that Jon Lester pitches, but he'll be behind the plate on Monday to catch Tsuyoshi Wada. He has hit .182/.341/.303 in 33 at-bats.

The Cubs are home underdogs (+105) against the Nationals on Monday, per


Miguel Montero
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero blasts fifth home run of the year
Miguel Montero, C, CHC
News: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero went 1 for 4 at the plate in Chicago's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Montero did his damage in the second when he connected for a solo home run off of Jeremy Hellickson, his fifth of the season.

Montero is now hitting .267 with 16 RBI in 101 at-bats this season.


Johnny Monell
Mets recall Danny Muno, option Johnny Monell
Johnny Monell, C, NYM
News: The Mets recalled infielder Danny Muno from Triple-A Las Vegas after Sunday's game and optioned catcher Johnny Monell to the same club.

Muno, who went 1 for 6 in four games with the Mets in April, has hit .280/.354/.400 with one home run, 12 RBI and three stolen bases in 100 at-bats with Las Vegas. Monell was 1 for 16 with a double in his stint with the Mets and returns to a .397/.455/.638 line with four home runs and 15 RBI in 58 at-bats with Las Vegas.


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