Evan Gattis
Evan Gattis takes batting practice
Evan Gattis, C, ATL
5:52 PM
News: Braves catcher Evan Gattis felt good enough after taking some swings Friday that he participated in batting practice before Class A Rome's game Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"He’ll do the same (workout) today, and then just keep ramping him up that way," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday morning. "(Rome) doesn’t play Monday; they play Tuesday. But we haven’t talked about any of that (rehab assignment) stuff yet. Maybe he comes in today and it’s gotten a little sore and (he says) I don’t want to do all that stuff. But I think it was encouraging what he was able to do (Friday)."

Gattis was placed on the disabled list in late June with a bulging disk in his back. If he continues to progress, he could be ready to join the Braves soon after the All-Star break.


Carlos Ruiz
Carlos Ruiz nears rehab assignment
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI
5:05 PM
News: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will join high Class A Clearwater Sunday to take part in baseball activities for a few days, MLB.com reports.

Ruiz is expected to begin rehab games later in the week if all goes well, likely on Friday. He has been out since late June while recovering from concussion symptoms. Ruiz has hit .257/.363/.357 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 230 at-bats.


David Ross
Red Sox lay out catching rotation
David Ross, C, BOS
4:32 PM
News: The Red Sox have a plan for rookie catcher Christian Vazquez, who should see plenty of time in the second half of the season, reports ESPN.com.

Manager John Farrell told reporters Vazquez will catch three out of every five games, matching up with Rubby De La Rosa, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz, while veteran David Ross takes Jake Peavy and Jon Lester. 


Ryan Hanigan
Ryan Hanigan remains out Saturday
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB
1:09 PM
News: Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan is out of the lineup yet again Saturday, due to soreness in his left side.

Hanigan was a late scratch from Friday's game as a result of the injury, and is day to day moving forward at this point. 


Audry Perez
Cardinals option Audry Perez to Triple-A
Audry Perez, C, STL
1:08 PM
News: The Cardinals optioned catcher Audry Perez to Triple-A Memphis Saturday.

Perez drew a walk in his only plate appearance with the team. He heads back to Triple-A after the Cardinals claimed catcher George Kottaras off waivers Friday.


George Kottaras
Cardinals add George Kottaras to active roster
George Kottaras, C, STL
1:04 PM
News: The Cardinals added catcher George Kottaras to the active roster Saturday one day after claiming him off waivers.

Kottaras isn't in the starting lineup Saturday, but he could become an option for regular playing time with Yadier Molina sidelined by a serious thumb injury. Kottaras went 6 for 21 with three home runs in 10 appearances with the Indians.


Christian Vazquez
Christian Vazquez drives in three in second game
Christian Vazquez, C, BOS
11:10 AM
News: Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez made a big impact in his second major-league game Friday, an 8-3 win over the Astros.

Vazquez went hitless in his major-league debut Wednesday, but made up for it Friday. He was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two doubles. He drove in runs with each of those doubles, finishing the game with three driven in during the win.

Vazquez is now 3 for 7 in his first two major-league games. 


Steve Clevenger
Steve Clevenger getting the call Saturday
Steve Clevenger, C, BAL
10:28 AM
News: The Orioles will recall catcher Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk Saturday, MASNSports.com reports. A corresponding move has not yet been announced.

Clevenger hit .243/.400/.378 in 24 games with the Orioles earlier in the season. 


Yadier Molina
Pair of Cardinals undergo successful surgery Friday
Yadier Molina, C, STL
12:32 AM
News: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and pitcher Jaime Garcia underwent successful surgeries Friday, according to MLB.com.

Garcia had surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. He's expected to miss the rest of the season while recovering from the surgery. 

Molina had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. He's expected to miss between 8-12 weeks while he recovers. He hopes to be back before the end of the regular season. 


Devin Mesoraco
Devin Mesoraco slugs number 16 Friday
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN
News: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco slugged his 16th home run Friday against the Pirates. 

Mesoraco's big fly sparked the team's eighth inning comeback. He worked a four-pitch at-bat from Tony Watson. On the final pitch, Mesoraco belted a 96 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 


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