Carlos Ruiz
Carlos Ruiz could be back by end of the week
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI
News: Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said catcher Carlos Ruiz (concussion) could be back by the end of the week, if everything goes well on his rehab assignment. Ruiz is batting .200 (2 for 10) through three games with Class A Clearwater.

Christian Bethancourt
Christian Bethancourt sent down
Christian Bethancourt, C, ATL
News: The Braves optioned catcher Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room for Evan Gattis' return from the disabled list. Bethancourt batted .240 with three RBI in 50 at-bats.

Evan Gattis
Braves activate Evan Gattis
Evan Gattis, C, ATL
News: The Braves activated catcher Evan Gattis (back) from the disabled list, and he's expected be in the lineup Monday against the Marlins. Gattis completed a four-game rehab assignment Sunday.

For the season, he's hitting .290 with 16 homers and 39 RBI in 63 games.


Michael McKenry
Michael McKenry has two HRs in last six games
Michael McKenry, C, COL
News: Rockies catcher Michael McKenry homered and finished 2 for 3 with one walk during a 5-3 loss Sunday against the Pirates. McKenry connected for a solo home run off Jeff Locke to lead off the second inning.

Both of McKenry's home runs have come in his last six games. He is batting .360 (18 for 50) with two home runs, three doubles and seven RBI in his last 17 games (13 starts).


Buster Posey
Buster Posey has eight RBI in last four games
Buster Posey, C, SF
News: Giants catcher Buster Posey drove in his team's only runs during a 3-2 loss Sunday at Miami with a one-out, two-RBI double off Brad Hand in the third inning. Posey, who has 16 doubles, finished 2 for 3 with one walk.

Posey has eight RBI in his last four games. He is batting .222 (12 for 54) with one home run, three doubles and 10 RBI in 14 July games.


Wilson Ramos
Wilson Ramos doing just fine batting eighth
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
News: Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has spent a great deal of time batting eighth since Bryce Harper returned to the lineup in late June.

However, Ramos is unfazed by the shift down the order, as he is batting .349 with one double, one home run and seven RBI in 11 games batting eighth this season.

"Every time I go up there, I'm just looking for one pitch," Ramos said, per "Make a good swing and try to put the ball in play and see what happens. That's what I like to do. I don't care if I'm hitting fourth, fifth, sixth. I just go out there and try to do my job. So if I've got runners on base, try to bring those runners in."


Wilin Rosario
Wilin Rosario grabbing some pine in Pittsburgh
Wilin Rosario, C, COL
News: A skeleton Rockies lineup Sunday in Pittsburgh will be without catcher Wilin Rosario. Rosario is one starter, however, who is simply sitting to get a rest.

Rosario had his five-game hitting streak snapped Saturday.


Brayan Pena
Brayan Pena goes yard twice Friday
Brayan Pena, C, CIN
News: Reds first baseman Brayan Pena belted two home runs Friday against the Yankees.

Pena's first home run came in the third inning. He homered on the first pitch he saw from David Phelps during the at-bat. His second blast came in the seventh inning. Pena worked a six-pitch at-bat against Phelps, homering on an 82 mph changeup. 

Pena finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and two RBI. 


Jonathan Lucroy
Jonathan Lucroy slugs two RBI doubles in All-Star Game
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL
News: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 2 for 2 with two doubles and two RBI in Tuesday's All-Star Game, but the National League still fell to the American League, 5-3.

Lucroy batted eighth for the NL side, but he proved to be the best weapon on the team, following up a Chase Utley RBI double in the second inning with one of his own off Jon Lester to drive in the Phillies second baseman. The Brewers catcher then knocked another RBI double off Chris Sale with two outs in the fourth. Lucroy has established himself as one of the best offensive weapons at the catcher position in the league, hitting .315/.385/.494 with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 340 at-bats during the first half.


Miguel Montero
Miguel Montero makes All-Star team as replacement
Miguel Montero, C, ARI
News: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was named to the National League All-Star team as a replacement to the injured Yadier Molina.

Montero will play in his second All-Star Game after hitting .262/.344/.416 with 11 home runs and 52 RBI in 305 at-bats. He has rebounded nicely after posting a .230/.318/.344 line with 11 home runs and 42 RBI in 413 at-bats last season.


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