Caleb Joseph
Orioles' Caleb Joseph: Taken to hospital
Caleb Joseph, C, BAL
4:08 PM
News: Joseph will go to the hospital for further tests on his midsection after he was struck by a foul ball Monday, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Joseph managed to stay in the game after taking a tough shot, but the team will send him for further tests nonetheless. Consider the backstop day-to-day until the results are officially disclosed.

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Cameron Rupp
Phillies' Cameron Rupp: Not in Monday's lineup
Cameron Rupp, C, PHI
2:02 PM
News: Rupp is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports.

Rupp has made back-to-back starts behind the plate, but will sit Monday for the team's second consecutive day game. Backup Carlos Ruiz will man the backstop in his stead.

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Nick Hundley
Rockies' Nick Hundley: Embarks upon rehab assignment
Nick Hundley, C, COL
12:54 PM
News: Hundley (oblique) left Denver on Sunday night to begin a rehab assignment, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Hundley has been making slow and steady progress, most recently swinging a bat in the cages for the first time since landing on the DL. If his rehab assignment goes as planned, manager Walt Weiss indicated he could return to action by next week.

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Miguel Montero
Cubs' Miguel Montero: Not in Monday's lineup
Miguel Montero, C, CHC
12:42 PM
News: Montero is out of the lineup Monday against the Dodgers.

Montero had drawn back-to-back starts, including Sunday's day game, so he'll be rested for the Cubs' second straight afternoon contest. David Ross will man the backstop in his stead, catching Monday's starter Jason Hammel.

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Kurt Suzuki
Twins' Kurt Suzuki: Held out again Monday
Kurt Suzuki, C, MIN
12:26 PM
News: Suzuki (concussion) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the A's, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

Suzuki will be held out in favor of Juan Centeno for the second day in a row as a result of the concussion he suffered in Saturday's contest. While he is not ready for a full nine innings, he is available off the bench Monday, so it does not figure to be too long before he is back in the lineup.

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Buster Posey
Giants' Buster Posey: Day off Monday
Buster Posey, C, SF
10:06 AM
News: Posey is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Braves.

Posey is coming off a monster series in Colorado in which he tallied six hits, two home runs, six RBI, and five runs, but he will get a day off thanks to the early start time for Monday's matchup with the Braves. Trevor Brown will get the nod behind the plate in Posey's place.

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Christian Vazquez
Red Sox's Christian Vazquez: Held out Monday
Christian Vazquez, C, BOS
10:02 AM
News: Vazquez is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Vazquez recorded a hit in each of his last four starts, but he will get a day off Monday with the Red Sox playing an early game for the second day in a row. Ryan Hanigan will get the start behind the plate in Vazquez's place.

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Matt Wieters
Orioles' Matt Wieters: Not starting Monday
Matt Wieters, C, BAL
9:38 AM
News: Wieters is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox.

Wieters is riding a nine-game hitting streak and is hitting .354 in May, but he will get a day off after catching an early game Sunday following a night game the day before. Caleb Joseph will get the start behind the plate in Wieters' place.

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Kevin Plawecki
Mets' Kevin Plawecki: Sitting out Monday
Kevin Plawecki, C, NYM
9:34 AM
News: Plawecki is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox.

Plawecki and Rene Rivera have alternated the starts behind the plate since May 24, and the pattern will continue Monday, with Rivera starting after Plawecki was given the nod Sunday. The duo figures to continue sharing the catching duties until Travis d'Arnaud is ready to return.

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Juan Centeno
Twins' Juan Centeno: Could get more playing time this week
Juan Centeno, C, MIN
9:18 AM
News: Centeno started at catcher and went 1-for-4 with a double in Sunday's win over Seattle. He's hitting .242 (8-for-33) with a .689 OPS in ten games.

Centeno could get more playing time this week if Kurt Suzuki continues to miss time after leaving Saturday's game with concussion-like symptoms.

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