Matt Koch
Diamondbacks' Matt Koch: Doesn't allow a hit in first five innings of debut
Matt Koch, C, MIN
1:48 AM
News: Koch didn't factor into the decision in his major-league debut Tuesday against the Nationals, allowing two runs on a hit and a walk while striking out three in five innings.

Koch had a no-hitter going through five innings, but allowed two Nationals baserunners without getting an out in the top of the sixth. Both came around to score in what ended up being a four-run frame, denying the 25-year-old right-hander what would have been a memorable win over Washington ace Max Scherzer in his first career start. He'll get a chance to follow up this impressive debut at home against the Padres in the season finale Sunday.

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Curt Casali
Rays' Curt Casali: Homers against White Sox
Curt Casali, C, TB
12:30 AM
News: Casali homered, in a 2-for-4 game with two runs scored Tuesday against the White Sox.

Casali has an atrocious .175/.257/.327 batting line but has shown real power this season. He has eight home runs in 81 games after mashing 10 homers in just 38 games last season for the Rays. He strikes out too much to ever hit for average, but a catcher with his pop is likely to find work for quite a while.

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Tony Sanchez
Giants' Tony Sanchez: Promoted to majors
Tony Sanchez, C, SF
9/27/2016
News: Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Sanchez's performance at the Triple-A level this season left much to be desired. Between Triple-A Buffalo and Sacramento, Sanchez posted a .201/.298/.317 line over 61 games and recorded a 21.6 percent strikeout rate.

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Jose Lobaton
Nationals' Jose Lobaton: Starting Tuesday
Jose Lobaton, C, WAS
9/27/2016
News: Lobaton will catch and bat eighth Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

The 31-year-old appears to have taken over primary catcher duties by default, with Wilson Ramos done for the year after suffering a torn ACL. Lobaton provides some value behind, but he's done little of note at the dish in his career and he recently missed time due to ankle issues. Pedro Severino and Spencer Kieboom should also see work over the final week.

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Spencer Kieboom
Nationals' Spencer Kieboom: Called up Tuesday
Spencer Kieboom, C, WAS
9/27/2016
News: The Nationals called up Kieboom from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Kieboom has never played a game above the Double-A level, but he was the only catcher on the 40-man roster who was not also on the active roster, so the Nationals decided to call him up to add some catching depth after Wilson Ramos left Monday's game with a knee injury and with Jose Lobaton also dealing with an ankle injury.

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Russell Martin
Blue Jays' Russell Martin: Produces in feisty loss to rival Yanks
Russell Martin, C, TOR
9/27/2016
News: Martin went 0-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and scored a run in Monday's win over the Yankees.

Aside from racking up a few stats Monday, Martin was also an active participant in a pair of bench-clearing skirmishes. More important to fantasy owners, the struggling catcher notched his first RBI and first run since Sept. 20. Although Martin is hitting just .164 this month, he's been able to stay afloat due to good plate discipline. The veteran owns a decent .313 OBP thanks in part to the 15 walks he's drawn in September.

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Wilson Ramos
Nationals' Wilson Ramos: Leaves with knee injury
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
9/26/2016
News: Ramos left Monday's game in the sixth inning with an apparent knee injury, reports.

Ramos was helped off the field by the training staff after he hurt his right knee jumping up to catch a throw to home plate. We'll keep an eye out for updates, but it sounds like this one could be serious for Ramos.

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Josh Thole
Blue Jays' Josh Thole: Loses spot-start role with Dickey in bullpen
Josh Thole, C, TOR
9/26/2016
News: Thole has just four at-bats in September, far less than any other month this season.

With R.A. Dickey seemingly moved to the bullpen for good, Thole -- Dickey's personal catcher -- is no longer needed to make spot starts behind the plate. His role on the team has been reduced to its lowest point of the season, and it's almost a certainty that Thole will not regain fantasy-relevance this season.

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John Hicks
Tigers' John Hicks: One appearance since call-up
John Hicks, C, DET
9/26/2016
News: Hicks has seen action is just one game since his call-up when rosters expanded in September.

He went 1-for-2 with a double back on September 10, but he just hasn't gotten any time on the field or at the plate even with the struggles of the Tigers' primary catchers.

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Jesus Sucre
Mariners' Jesus Sucre: Blasts two-run homer Sunday
Jesus Sucre, C, SEA
9/25/2016
News: Sucre doubled and hit a two-run homer Sunday in a win at the Twins.

Sucre has 10 hits in his last four games (14 at-bats) with two doubles, a homer and five RBI. He's little more than a depth option at catcher, though, and likely won't have a chance to make the roster next season in spring training.

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