Willson Contreras
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Homer paces team to victory
Willson Contreras, C, CHC
7/23/2017
News: Contreras hit his 15th home run of the season in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Cardinals.

The catcher's two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 3-3 tie and propelled the Cubs to their eighth win in the last nine games. Contreras has been going deep rather frequently, as Sunday's blast marked the third time he's left the yard in the last four games -- a span that's also featured seven RBI.

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Austin Barnes
Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Clubs three-run shot Sunday
Austin Barnes, C, LAD
7/23/2017
News: Barnes hit a three-run home run as a part of a 2-for-4 showing Sunday against the Braves.

Barnes managed to open up the scoring in the fourth inning off Atlanta starter Sean Newcomb by belting an 0-2 offering over the fence. The 27-year-old catcher boasts a .944 OPS in his limited playing time, although his fantasy upside is limited as long as he's behind Yasmani Grandal in the pecking order behind the plate in Los Angeles. However, given how well he performs in his few opportunities, Barnes is a decent option in deeper two-catcher leagues.

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Hector Sanchez
Padres' Hector Sanchez: Stays hot with RBI double
Hector Sanchez, C, SD
7/23/2017
News: Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Giants.

Sanchez's slugging percentage has ballooned all the way up to .597 in 71 plate appearances thanks to an 11-for-28 stretch with six extra-base hits since July 15. If the catcher keeps hitting like this, it will be hard to take him out of the lineup even when Austin Hedges (concussion) returns from the DL.

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Robinson Chirinos
Rangers' Robinson Chirinos: No structural damage found in ankle
Robinson Chirinos, C, TEX
7/23/2017
News: X-rays on Chirinos' ankle came back negative Sunday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The backup catcher was forced out of Sunday's contest after spraining his ankle in the fourth inning, but it seems like there isn't a more serious injury at hand. Chirinos should be considered day-to-day for now, and Jonathan Lucroy will likely take most of the reps behind the plate for the next few days.

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Mike Zunino
Mariners' Mike Zunino: Gets day off
Mike Zunino, C, SEA
7/23/2017
News: Zunino is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

It'll be a routine off day for Zunino, who will turn catching duties over to Carlos Ruiz following four straight starts. After busting out for 10 home runs and a .304 average in June, Zunino's low-contact ways have predictably caught up with him this month. He's hitting .184 while striking out in 34.6 percent of his plate appearances in July.

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Yasmani Grandal
Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal: Day off Sunday
Yasmani Grandal, C, LAD
7/23/2017
News: Grandal is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

Grandal is 8-for-24 at the plate since the All-Star break, and is the owner of three consecutive multi-hit games. He'll be rewarded for his efforts with a day off, giving way to Austin Barnes behind the plate.

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Matt Wieters
Nationals' Matt Wieters: Not starting Sunday
Matt Wieters, C, WAS
7/23/2017
News: Wieters is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Wieters has started five straight games and collected three doubles over the last two. He'll be given the day off Sunday, however, while Jose Lobaton mans the backstop in his stead.

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Christian Vazquez
Red Sox's Christian Vazquez: Hits bench Sunday
Christian Vazquez, C, BOS
7/23/2017
News: Vazquez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

With a .177 batting average since the beginning of June, Vazquez's hot start to the season has looked like a distant memory, and may have allowed Sandy Leon to carve out a larger portion in the timeshare at catcher. Leon will be behind the plate Sunday for the fourth time in six games.

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Pedro Severino
Nationals' Pedro Severino: Brought up from Syracuse
Pedro Severino, C, WAS
7/23/2017
News: Severino was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

Severino will provide the Nationals with another bat off the bench during what's expected to be a brief tenure up with the big league club. He's left a lot to be desired at the plate in the minors this year, posting just a .554 OPS at the Triple-A level.

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Kevan Smith
White Sox's Kevan Smith: Benched again Sunday
Kevan Smith, C, CHW
7/23/2017
News: Smith is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Though the Royals are bringing a southpaw to the hill in Travis Wood, the lefty-hitting Omar Narvaez will draw his third start in four games, resulting in Smith hitting the bench. Smith appeared to have taken over as the White Sox's primary catcher in late May when his bat began to heat up, but after the backstop went 0-for-13 to open up the second half, manager Rick Renteria may be inclined to turn the position back into a timeshare.

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