J.P. Arencibia
J.P. Arencibia drives in seven runs in huge performance
J.P. Arencibia, C, TEX
12:03 AM
News: Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia had the game of his career Tuesday, going 4 for 5 with with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI in his team's 12-11 loss to the Yankees.

Arencibia doubled in the second inning and then knocked in two runs with a double in the third. He homered in his next two at-bats, first hitting a solo shot in the fifth before slugging a grand slam in the seventh inning. He wrapped up his night by striking out to lead off the ninth. Arencibia owns a .183/.223/.404 line after Tuesday's out-of-nowhere explosion, and he has six home runs and 22 RBI in 104 at-bats.


George Kottaras
Cardinals release George Kottaras
George Kottaras, C, STL
News: The Cardinals released catcher George Kottaras Tuesday. Kottaras was designated for assignment last weekend after the team signed A.J. Pierzynski.

Ryan Hanigan
Soreness pushes back timetable for Ryan Hanigan
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB
News: Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan experienced soreness in his oblique Tuesday, which pushes back his timetable to return to the team a few days, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Hanigan, who had been expected to come back by Friday, has been out since July 8.


Jose Molina
Jose Molina set to sit Tuesday night
Jose Molina, C, TB
News: Rays catcher Jose Molina is catching a break Tuesday against Milwaukee. He is out of the lineup in favor of Curt Casali.

Molina is hitless in his last seven at-bats after a nine-game hitting streak that raised his average from .173 to .200.


Kurt Suzuki
Kurt Suzuki backed by teammates
Kurt Suzuki, C, MIN
News: Twins surprisingly productive catcher Kurt Suzuki has received interest from several teams in need of players at that position, but closer Glen Perkins is hoping he stays put and is offered a contract extension.

"That would be ideal," he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I think everyone else would agree. Not even just pitchers. He's fit in the clubhouse great, too, with everybody."

General manager Terry Ryan expressed satisfaction with Suzuki despite admitting he rates poorly in regard to pitch-framing.

Toronto, San Francisco and Baltimore are believed to be most interested. All three had scouts at Twins games over the weekend.


Carlos Ruiz
Carlos Ruiz hitting well since return
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI
News: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz continues to hit the ball well since his return from the disabled list, as he put together another multi-hit game Monday against the Mets.

Though the Phillies lost 7-1, Ruiz had one of his best performance of the season in the loss. He went 4 for 4 in the game with one double, and he drove in the team's lone run in the loss.

Ruiz has put together three multi-hit games over the last four since his return from a concussion. He was hitting .257 prior to the DL trip, but is now at .272/.375/.382 for the season. 


Devin Mesoraco
Devin Mesoraco hits his 17th home run Monday
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN
News: Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco hit his 17th home run Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Mesoraco struck in his first at-bat. He worked a five-pitch at-bat against Chase Anderson, hitting a 91 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He walked and singled during the contest. Mesoraco finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Travis d'Arnaud
Travis d'Arnaud turns into a slugging machine Monday
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM
News: Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud hit the ball all over the yard Monday against the Phillies. 

The catcher got in on the action during his first at-bat. He doubled on the first pitch he saw from A.J. Burnett. d'Arnaud would come in to score during the inning. In the fifth, d'Arnaud struck again, taking an 81 mph knuckle curve from Burnett out to left for a three-run shot. He doubled again later in the game. d'Arnaud finished 3 for 4, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


Hector Sanchez
Hector Sanchez fails concussion test Monday
Hector Sanchez, C, SF
News: Giants catcher Hector Sanchez failed a concussion test Monday, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

Sanchez will have to wait until at least Thursday before taking another test. He was placed on the disabled list Saturday after a foul tip caught him on the catcher's mask the previous day. Sanchez is just 2 for 19 over his last nine games.


Erik Kratz
Royals make several roster moves Monday
Erik Kratz, C, KC
News: The Royals have assigned newly acquired pitcher Liam Hendricks to Triple-A Omaha, FOX Sports Kansas City reports. Erik Kratz, who was also acquired in the Danny Valencia trade, will join the big-league team Tuesday. The Royals have also recalled shortstop Christian Colon and designated catcher Brett Hayes for assignment.

More Updates