Salvador Perez
Salvador Perez's MRI comes back clean
Salvador Perez, C, KC
7:25 PM
News: An MRI on Royals catcher Salvador Perez came back clean, according to MLB.com.

Perez has been dealing with knee issues, but both he and manager Ned Yost have been adamant the injury is not serious. Perez first complained of tightness Monday, but played in Tuesday's game. He was held out Wednesday, though, and the club decided to send him for an MRI. Perez is hitting .268/.304/.417 over 441 at-bats.

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Yan Gomes
Yan Gomes left after being hit with deflected ball
Yan Gomes, C, CLE
5:31 PM
News: Indians catcher Yan Gomes left Thursday's game after being hit in the head with a deflected ball, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Gomes was initially taken out with an illness, but that doesn't appear to be the case. The team doctor did not say whether Gomes was dealing with a concussion. He'll continue to be monitored for now. 

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Buster Posey
Buster Posey able to play Thursday
Buster Posey, C, SF
3:21 PM
News: Giants catcher Buster Posey will play Thursday against the Cubs, as he told the San Jose Mercury News prior to the start of the doubleheader.

Posey was forced to sit out Wednesday's game, but improved enough to return to the starting lineup. It is not clear if Posey will be in the lineup for both games of the doubleheader, as the teams finish off Tuesday's suspended game. 

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Carlos Corporan
Swollen thumb limited Carlos Corporan
Carlos Corporan, C, HOU
2:56 PM
News: Astros catcher Carlos Corporan has been limited a bruised right thumb over the last two months, MLB.com reports Thursday.

"It's been hurting," he said before Thursday's game. "Just the fact I don't play every day, it's something you have to keep treating and then take care of. I'm just trying to forget about it and perform the best I can."  

Coporan injured the thumb in mid-June and has been trying to deal with the injury by adding extra padding while catching. The fact that he does not play everyday has helped him avoid the DL, but this might be an injury he has to deal with for the rest of the season.

"I'm trying to do my best and take some medicine and try to get the best treatment I have for my thumb," he said. "The [training staff] has been doing a pretty good job. They've kept me in the lineup, avoiding the DL."

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Ryan Hanigan
Ryan Hanigan set to start rehab Friday
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB
9:59 AM
News: Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan should begin his rehab assignment at Class A Charlotte Friday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Hanigan, who is working his way back from an oblique injury, is likely to need 25-30 at-bats at Charlotte before the team considers bringing him back from the DL. He is tentatively scheduled to return around the start of September. Hanigan has been out since early July due to this injury, and has already suffered one setback while on assignment. 

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Matt McBride
Matt McBride slugs grand slam Wednesday
Matt McBride, C, COL
8/20/2014
News: Making his first start of the season Wednesday, Rockies first baseman Matt McBride went 2 for 3 with a grand slam in his team's 5-2 win over the Royals.

McBride made his season debut one day earlier, failing to get a hit in his only at-bat as a pinch hitter. McBride hit seven home runs in 187 at-bats with Triple-A Colorado Springs before joining the Rockies this week.

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Andrew Susac
Andrew Susac blasts first career home run Wednesday
Andrew Susac, C, SF
8/20/2014
News: Giants catcher Andrew Susac went 1 for 5 with a two-run home run in his team's 8-3 victory over the Cubs Wednesday.

Susac's third-inning home run was the first of his career, coming in his 11th career game. He has 10 home runs in 213 at-bats with Triple-A Fresno as well. Susac has hit .241/.290/.379 in 29 at-bats with the major-league club.

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Yadier Molina
Yadier Molina takes some hacks
Yadier Molina, C, STL
8/20/2014
News: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was able to take some light swings Wednesday, according to CBSSports Radio.

Molina is working his way back from a thumb injury. He remains ahead of schedule and could return sooner than expected. Molina hit .287/.341/.409 over 303 at-bats. 

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Jarrod Saltalamacchia blasts off in lone at-bat Wednesday
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, MIA
8/20/2014
News: Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia maximized his production Wednesday against the Rangers. He slugged a pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning.

Saltalamacchia, who has six hits in his last 13 at-bats, owns a .397 slugging percentage on the season, which is significantly worse than what he achieved in each of the last three seasons with Boston.

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Dan Butler
Dan Butler optioned to Triple-A
Dan Butler, C, BOS
8/20/2014
News: Red Sox catcher Dan Butler has been optioned to Triple-A Wednesday.

Butler received just 11 at-bats in the majors. He went hitless over those at-bats. He'll likely return when rosters expand in September. 

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