Chris Iannetta
Diamondbacks' Chris Iannetta: Comes up with pinch-hit homer Monday
Chris Iannetta, C, ARI
5/29/2017
News: Iannetta had a two-run pinch-hit home run to tie the game in the ninth inning in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Pirates.

The clutch two-run dinger gave Tony Watson his third blown save of the season before the Bucs walked off in the bottom of the ninth on Andrew McCutchen's long ball. The home run was Iannetta's sixth of the season. With Arizona rotating three catchers in -- Chris Herrmann and Jeff Mathis are the others -- it's hard to consistently rely on Iannetta in anything outside of two-catcher or deep NL-only leagues.

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Wilson Ramos
Rays' Wilson Ramos: Catches batting practice session Monday
Wilson Ramos, C, TB
5/29/2017
News: Ramos (knee) caught Brad Boxberger's (back) 20-pitch batting practice session Monday and will take at-bats in an extended spring training game Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The rehabbing backstop was able to get through the latest step in his recovery from offseason knee surgery unscathed, setting up some highly anticipated at-bats against live pitching Tuesday. Ramos has made significant progress in his activity level in recent weeks and appears on track for a mid-to-late June big-league debut if matters continue moving in the same direction.

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Chris Stewart
Pirates' Chris Stewart: Should be OK after hamstring injury
Chris Stewart, C, PIT
5/29/2017
News: Stewart suffered a minor hamstring injury in Monday's game against Arizona and is expected to be fine, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Consider Stewart day-to-day for now. The Pirates may choose to let Stewart rest the leg, which could mean a couple of consecutive starts for his backstop mate Francisco Cervelli, but Stewart shouldn't need a trip to the disabled list.

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Travis d'Arnaud
Mets' Travis d'Arnaud: Heads to bench Monday
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM
5/29/2017
News: D'Arnaud is not in the lineup Monday against the Brewers, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

After catching 19 innings over the last two days, d'Arnaud will head to the bench for Monday's series opener. Rene Rivera will draw the start behind the dish.

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Eric Fryer
Cardinals' Eric Fryer: Smacks two hits in rare start Sunday
Eric Fryer, C, STL
5/29/2017
News: Fryer went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Rockies.

The backup catcher got a rare start with Yadier Molina sitting and was able to rope his third extra-base hit of the season. It was also Fryer's first multi-hit effort of the season, although it's worth noting he's seen just 32 at-bats to date.

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Willson Contreras
Cubs' Willson Contreras: Heads to bench Monday
Willson Contreras, C, CHC
5/29/2017
News: Contreras is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres.

Contreras has started two of the last three games, but he'll give way to Miguel Montero behind the plate for the afternoon contest. The 25-year-old backstop is coming off a productive outing Sunday, as Contreras went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on the afternoon. He now has five long balls on the season, three of which have come in the month of May.

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Francisco Cervelli
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Takes seat Monday
Francisco Cervelli, C, PIT
5/29/2017
News: Cervelli is not in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

After catching 18 innings over the last two days, Cervelli will head to the bench for a breather as Chris Stewart draws the start behind the dish. The backstop has been looking solid at the dish, going 11-for-26 (.423) over his last eight games (seven starts).

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Josh Phegley
Athletics' Josh Phegley: Back to bench Monday
Josh Phegley, C, OAK
5/29/2017
News: Phegley is out of the lineup Monday against the Indians.

Phegley had been seeing extra time while Yonder Alonso dealt with a wrist injury, but that's unlikely to continue with Alonso back at first. Stephen Vogt will be back behind the plate for the afternoon contest.

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Jason Castro
Twins' Jason Castro: Gets breather Monday
Jason Castro, C, MIN
5/29/2017
News: Castro is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

After catching all 15 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays, Castro will head to the bench for a breather Monday. Chris Gimenez will draw the start behind the dish in his place.

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Omar Narvaez
White Sox's Omar Narvaez: Hits bench Monday
Omar Narvaez, C, CHW
5/29/2017
News: Narvaez is out of the lineup Monday against the Red Sox.

Narvaez caught all nine innings of Sunday's game against the Tigers, so manager Rick Renteria will give him a breather with another day game on tap. Kevan Smith will handle the catching duties in the series opener.

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