A.J. Ellis
A.J. Ellis already catching in full gear
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD
12:53 PM
News: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was catching in full gear Sunday just 12 days after undergoing knee surgery, according to MLB.com. He could be ahead of the 4-6 week recovery timetable he was given after surgery.
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Welington Castillo
Welington Castillo continues to heat up
Welington Castillo, C, CHC
4/19/2014
News: Cubs catcher Welington Castillo continued his strong play Saturday, in an 8-4 win over the Reds. Castillo went 2 for 4 in the game for his third multi-hit game in the last seven, adding a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the win.

Castillo's average fell to .095 April 8, so he has put in work to get it back to .234. He is hitting .346 with two home run and six RBI over the last seven games. 

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Matt McBride
Matt McBride breaks foot during home run trot
Matt McBride, C, COL
4/19/2014
News: Rockies utility player Matt McBride broke the metatarsal bone in his right foot while running the bases after hitting a home run with Triple-A Colorado Springs, the Denver Post reports.

"It was like I got shot," McBride said.

McBride is hopeful he'll return to action sometime in June.

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Buster Posey
Buster Posey batting third Saturday vs. Padres
Buster Posey, C, SF
4/19/2014
News: Giants catcher Buster Posey is back in the lineup and batting third for Saturday's game against the Padres.

Posey took a foul tip off his shoulder Thursday and was limited to pinch-hitting Friday, but he'll resume his regular role Saturday after giving the injury a little bit of rest. He has hit .255/.339/.436 with three home runs and eight RBI in 55 at-bats.

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Tony Cruz
Tony Cruz plays rare role of hero in St. Louis victory
Tony Cruz, C, STL
4/19/2014
News: Cardinals backup catcher Tony Cruz certainly took advantage of a rare start Saturday in Washington.

Cruz singled in two runs in the third to give his team the lead and added another single in the ninth to raise his batting average to .444 on the season, albeit in only nine at-bats.

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Chris Stewart
Pirates activate Chris Stewart, demote Tony Sanchez
Chris Stewart, C, PIT
4/19/2014
News: The Pirates have activated Chris Stewart off the disabled list and optioned fellow catcher Tony Sanchez back to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Stewart has missed the entire regular season after undergoing knee surgery in March.

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Yadier Molina
Yadier Molina resting Saturday
Yadier Molina, C, STL
4/19/2014
News: Cardinals sizzling catcher Yadier Molina won't get a chance to extend his 10-game hitting streak Saturday unless he pinch-hits. He has been given the day off as Tony Cruz takes over the position for the game against Washington.

Molina has 16 hits in his last 37 at-bats and owns .344/.373/.547 stat line on the season.

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits home run Friday
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, MIA
4/19/2014
News: Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia clubbed a home run Friday against the Mariners.

Saltalamacchia walked in the first inning, and added a home run in his second at-bat. Saltalamacchia knocked an 84 mph fastball out to right off pitcher Chris Young in the third inning. He later singled in the fifth.

Saltalamacchia finished 2 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 

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Wilin Rosario
Wilin Rosario drives in three in blowout win
Wilin Rosario, C, COL
4/19/2014
News: Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario continued his strong run production Friday, in a 12-1 win over the Phillies.

Rosario drove in three runs in the game, giving him eight in his last six games, including at least one in five. He was 2 for 5 with a two-run double, while adding an RBI groundout.

Rosario got off to a slow start, but has raised his batting average from .206 to .268 over the last six games. He has two home runs and 10 RBI in 15 games on the season. 

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Wilson Ramos
Wilson Ramos increasing work in rehab
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
4/18/2014
News: Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was able to grab a bat and take five dry swings Friday, the first time he has done so since suffering a broken hamate bone in his left hand. He said the hand feels strong, but he needs to build up strength in his wrist now.

"I was swinging easy, swinging the bat," Ramos told MLB.com. "Right now I'm working hard with my hand. My hand feels good. It's a just a matter of getting my wrist strong. That's what I'm working right now."

Ramos had the stitches taken out of his hand earlier in the week, and has been able to begin minor exercises to strengthen it. He is expected back sometime in May. 

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