Kevan Smith
White Sox's Kevan Smith: Goes deep in Sunday's win
Kevan Smith, C, CHW
9/24/2017
News: Smith went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Royals.

Smith hit his fourth home run of the season in the fourth inning before adding an RBI single in the sixth. The light-hitting catcher's slashing .281/.309/.388 in 83 games.

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Jonathan Lucroy
Rockies' Jonathan Lucroy: Gets day off Sunday
Jonathan Lucroy, C, COL
9/24/2017
News: Lucroy is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Lucroy will be granted a day off after starting each of the team's past eight contests. The 31-year-old produced a trio of three-hit games over that stretch and is hitting a respectable .286 during September. He'll be replaced by Tony Wolters behind the plate Sunday.

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Austin Hedges
Padres' Austin Hedges: Withheld from Sunday's lineup
Austin Hedges, C, SD
9/24/2017
News: Hedges is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

Hedges will head to the bench for what appears to be a standard day of rest after starting the past three games and going 3-for-3 with a double and run scored in Saturday's win. Rocky Gale will take over behind the plate and bat eighth.

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Chris Iannetta
Diamondbacks' Chris Iannetta: Out of Sunday lineup
Chris Iannetta, C, ARI
9/24/2017
News: Iannetta is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.

After starting the first two games of the series, Iannetta will be given the afternoon off as the Diamondbacks square off against Dan Straily and the Marlins. Chris Herrmann draws the start at catcher, batting eighth.

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Manny Pina
Brewers' Manny Pina: Could miss rest of season
Manny Pina, C, MIL
9/24/2017
News: Pina is experiencing significant pain in his sprained left thumb and could miss the remainder of the season, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Pina sprained his thumb while applying a tag at home plate during Thursday's game against the Cubs. If he is indeed forced to sit out the remainder of the regular season, Jett Bandy and Andrew Susac would serve as the primary replacements behind Stephen Vogt at catcher.

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Welington Castillo
Orioles' Welington Castillo: Day off Sunday
Welington Castillo, C, BAL
9/24/2017
News: Castillo is out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Rays.

Castillo made four plate appearances in Saturday's game, over which he reached base three times, drove in a run, and scored one himself. He'll get the day off while Chance Sisco serves as Baltimore's backstop and hits ninth.

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Yadier Molina
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Gets day off Sunday
Yadier Molina, C, STL
9/24/2017
News: Molina is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

Molina will be afforded a day of rest for the first time since Sept. 6. The veteran backstop is hitting .243 during the month of September and will be replaced behind the plate by Carson Kelly, who will bat eighth in the order.

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Matt Wieters
Nationals' Matt Wieters: Sits out Sunday
Matt Wieters, C, WAS
9/24/2017
News: Wieters is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

Wieters will head to the bench for the second time in the past three games after going 1-for-5 with a solo home run during Saturday's victory. Jose Lobaton will draw the start at catcher in his stead.

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Jose Lobaton
Nationals' Jose Lobaton: In starting lineup Sunday
Jose Lobaton, C, WAS
9/24/2017
News: Lobaton (foot) is starting at catcher and batting eighth for Sunday's game against the Mets.

Lobaton has been dealing with some foot pain after being hit by a pitch on his left foot during a game Sept. 14. He was able to make a pinch-hit appearance on Thursday and will enter the starting lineup Sunday in place of Matt Wieters, who is receiving the day off.

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Tyler Flowers
Braves' Tyler Flowers: Not in Sunday's lineup
Tyler Flowers, C, ATL
9/24/2017
News: Flowers is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

Flowers went 2-for-4 at the plate during Saturday's win, but he'll be given the day off in favor of Kurt Suzuki, who has slugged three home runs in his past two starts.

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