Carlos Perez
Angels' Carlos Perez: Gets recalled Saturday
Carlos Perez, C, LAA
2:16 PM
News: Perez was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.

Perez apparently used his demotion on July 8 as motivation as he's went 11-for-31 (.355) with seven runs and nine RBI in his last seven games for Triple-A Salt Lake. The 25-year-old will now get another crack in the majors and is due to see a few starts in the near future given Geovany Soto is on the DL currently.

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Stephen Vogt
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Lands on family medical leave list
Stephen Vogt, C, OAK
2:10 PM
News: Vogt was placed on the family medical leave list Saturday.

Bruce Maxwell was summoned from Triple-A Nashville to help behind the plate while Vogt is away. By rule, Vogt must miss at least three days and no more than seven days. After collecting eight hits in his first five games coming out of the break, Vogt has gone 0-for-9 in his last two starts.

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Bruce Maxwell
Athletics' Bruce Maxwell: Recalled from Triple-A
Bruce Maxwell, C, OAK
2:04 PM
News: Maxwell has been recalled

Maxwell is being called up due to Stephen Vogt being placed on the family medical list. He has been hitting the ball well in Nashville this season posting a .321 batting average to go along with ten home runs in 60 games.

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Eric Fryer
Pirates' Eric Fryer: Placed on paternity list
Eric Fryer, C, PIT
12:18 PM
News: Fryer was placed on the paternity list Saturday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen Nesbitt reports.

Fryer's wife just had twins, so he will leave the team to be with his family. He will be eligible to return in a few days. Elias Diaz was recalled from Triple-A to serve as the backup catcher in the short term.

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Elias Diaz
Pirates' Elias Diaz: Recalled from Triple-A
Elias Diaz, C, PIT
12:16 PM
News: Diaz was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen Nesbitt reports.

Eric Fryer was placed on the paternity list, so Diaz was summoned to provide short-term catching depth behind Francisco Cervelli. Diaz was reinstated from the 60-day DL a couple days ago and optioned to Triple-A after missing the first three-plus months of the season with an elbow injury. He figures to be sent back to Triple-A once Fryer rejoins the Pirates.

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Buster Posey
Giants' Buster Posey: Hitting cleanup Saturday
Buster Posey, C, SF
12:00 PM
News: Posey (foot) is in Saturday's lineup against the Yankees, hitting cleanup.

He was pretty sore after hitting a foul ball off his foot in Friday's game, but he will nonetheless get the start at catcher for Saturday's afternoon affair in Yankee Stadium. It would not be surprising for the Giants to give him a day off sometime soon, but he can be safely deployed in all formats Saturday.

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Tom Murphy
Rockies' Tom Murphy: Slugging .640 at Triple-A
Tom Murphy, C, COL
10:40 AM
News: Murphy, 25, is slashing .296/.320/.640 with 13 homers and a 59:7 K:BB in 186 at-bats with Triple-A Albuquerque this season.

He is putting on quite the power display in the Pacific Coast League this year, although his 31.1 percent K-rate is troublesome. A catching prospect who can sustain a .335 ISO at Triple-A warrants monitoring in deeper formats, but it's unclear when the Rockies will be willing to recall Murphy, or if his hit tool will allow his impressive power to play against big league pitching.

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Russell Martin
Blue Jays' Russell Martin: Remains out of lineup Saturday
Russell Martin, C, TOR
9:16 AM
News: Martin (knee) is out of the lineup again Saturday.

Martin missed Friday's game after getting lightheaded in the sauna Thursday, and subsequently falling and hurting his knee. The catcher could be back for Sunday's series finale against the Mariners, but Josh Thole will start in his place Saturday.

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Tucker Barnhart
Reds' Tucker Barnhart: Clubs fifth homer of campaign Friday
Tucker Barnhart, C, CIN
7/22/2016
News: Barnhart went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Branhart's fifth bomb of 2016 extended the Reds' lead to 4-2 in the sixth inning of a home win. He's now homered in back-to-back starts, and he's slashing .266/.328/.402 in 231 at-bats on the year.

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Michael McKenry
Mike McKenry: Clears waivers and becomes free agent
Michael McKenry, C, STL
7/22/2016
News: McKenry cleared waivers and elected free agency Friday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

McKenry went through his waiver period unclaimed by a big league club but instead of electing to return to Triple-A Memphis, he chose to become a free agent. The 31-year-old has slashed a robust .301/.424/.569 through 37 games at the Triple-A level this season and will likely be scooped up by another team that needs catching depth in the near future.

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