Russell Martin
Russell Martin expects to start for Pirates in wild-card game
Russell Martin, C, PIT
News: Pirates catcher Russell Martin, who has been out since aggravating a hamstring injury Friday, told reporters Tuesday he expects to be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's wild-card game against the Giants.

Evan Gattis
Evan Gattis playing in left field in 2015 is 'an option' for Braves
Evan Gattis, C, ATL
News: Braves catcher Evan Gattis appeared in a career-high 108 games in his second season in the majors in 2014, which was three more games than he played as a rookie in 2013. He appeared in 93 games at catcher and three games at DH, but he made no starts at first base or left field, which were two positions he saw playing time at as a rookie.

Though, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Gattis could play around 140 games next season if he were to play in left field on top of his catcher responsibilities.

"That's an option," Gonzalez said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Christian Vazquez
Red Sox 'comfortable' with Christian Vasquez as starting catcher in 2015
Christian Vazquez, C, BOS
News: In an end-of-the-year press conference, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters he's "very comfortable" with having Christian Vasquez as the team's everyday catcher next season, according to the Providence Journal.

The rookie catcher appeared in 55 games this season, splitting his duties with David Ross behind the plate. He slashed .240/.308/.309 with one home run and 20 RBI over 175 at-bats.


Robinson Chirinos
Rangers GM comfortable with Robinson Chirinos as everyday catcher for 2015
Robinson Chirinos, C, TEX
News: Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told FOX Sports Southwest that he's comfortable with having Robinson Chirinos as the team's everyday catcher next season. Chirinos appeared in 93 games this season and owned a .239/.290/.415 slash line with 13 homers and 40 RBI over 306 at-bats.

Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart injures wrist Sunday, X-rays negative
Chris Stewart, C, PIT
News: Pirates catcher Chris Stewart suffered a wrist injury in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Reds after going 2 for 3 at the plate, but X-rays on the injured wrist came back negative, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Stewart indicated that the wrist was stiff and sore after the game. His availability for Wednesday's Wild Card matchup is in doubt, and regular starting catcher Russell Martin is also banged up.


Josmil Pinto
Josmil Pinto in starting lineup for Sunday's season finale
Josmil Pinto, C, MIN
News: Twins catcher Josmil Pinto (illness) is in the starting lineupf or Sunday's season finale against the Tigers.

Buster Posey
Buster Posey will catch in regular season finale
Buster Posey, C, SF
News: Giants catcher Buster Posey is expected to return Sunday as a catcher against San Diego, according to the Bay Area News Group. Posey missed two straight games with a back issue. He is hitting 310/.363/.484 with 21 home runs and 87 RBI in 545 at-bats.

Devin Mesoraco
Devin Mesoraco back in lineup Saturday
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN
News: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is in the lineup and batting cleanup in Saturday's matchup with the Pirates.

Mesoraco was given the night off Friday as he deals with an intercostal strain, but he's coming back one day later as expected. The catcher has hit .276/.360/.541 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI in 377 at-bats.


Jonathan Lucroy
Jonathan Lucroy goes hitless in fifth straight game Friday
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL
News: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 0 for 5 in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Cubs.

Lucroy has delivered a fine offensive season, but he's hit a speed bump over the past week, going 0 for 17 in his last five games (though also walking five times during that stretch). However, before his recent cold spell, the catcher hit .357/.444/.443 in 70 September at-bats. Lucroy has hit .296/.369/.461 with 13 home runs, 68 RBI and a league-leading 52 doubles in 577 at-bats.


Jacob Realmuto
Jacob Realmuto plates four runs in second game of doubleheader
Jacob Realmuto, C, MIA
News: Marlins catcher Jacob Realmuto drove in a career high four runs in Game 2 of a day-night doubleheader Friday against the Nationals.

Realmuto lined a bases-clearing triple in the sixth inning and drove in a run in the ninth. He finished 3 for 5 with two runs scored and four RBI in a 15-7 victory. He has seven hits over his first 27 big-league at-bats.


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