Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan: Expected to catch Friday
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(6:00 am ET) Hanigan (illness) should be behind the plate Friday to catch Joe Kelly, the Boston Globe reports.

Hanigan was forced to leave Wednesday's game due to illness and a stiff neck. Manager John Farrell said he was still experiencing some of the neck stiffness Thursday, but assured reporters Hanigan will play Friday.

Mariners' Mike Zunino: Scuffling recently at Triple-A
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(5/26/2016) Zunino, 25, is batting just .176 over his last 10 games for Triple-A Tacoma.

It has not been all bad for Zunino, though, as the backstop does have two home runs and nine RBI over that span. His overall numbers are not too shabby either. He is slashing .293/.361/.580 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 41 games. Chris Iannetta is currently hitting .210 for the M's, so Zunino could get another crack at the catching job this summer.

Orioles' Chance Sisco: Hitting over .300 at Double-A
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(5/26/2016) Sisco, 21, is batting .309/.405/.374 with 15 RBI through 36 games for Double-A Bowie.

On the plus side, Sisco has shown an eagle eye at the dish, tallying just as many walks as strikeouts (21). On the downside, he is batting just .216 over his last 10 contests, and he is still looking for his first home run of the year. While he's never been much of a power source, the lack of home run certainly limits his fantasy potential.

Indians' Alex Lavisky: Returns from DL
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(5/26/2016) Lavisky (ankle) is back on the active roster with Triple-A Columbus.

After missing most of April with an ankle issue, Lavisky returned for one game before being sidelined for another couple weeks with the same problem. He seems to be completely healthy now, although his playing time will still likely be limited while Anthony Recker continues to act as the primary catcher for the Clippers.

Blue Jays' Russell Martin: First two homers of season Wednesday
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(5/25/2016) Martin went 2-for-5 with a pair of homers and three RBI Wednesday against the Yankees.

The veteran catcher has had a disappointing season, but this was one of his best games this year. The 33-year-old backstop has hit a mere .181 in 2016, and he hit his first two homers this season. Fantasy owners hope this might be a sign of this to come, as Toronto needs more production out of him.

Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan: Exits early Wednesday
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(5/25/2016) Hanigan left Wednesday's matchup with the Rockies early due to an illness, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.

Hanigan was forced to leave after just one at-bat, in which he provided a hit for Boston. He was replaced in the lineup by Christian Vazquez. His status for Thursday's series finale is up in the air.

Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Out at least two weeks with thumb injury
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(5/25/2016) Sanchez has been diagnosed with a cracked right thumb and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, the YES Network's Jack Curry reports.

The hard-hitting catching prospect will rest his thumb for two weeks and then the Yankees will X-ray it to see where he's at. Sanchez has plenty of potential if and when he gets a chance in the big leagues, but with Brian McCann in place, he had an uncertain ETA.

Angels' Jett Bandy: Leaves Wednesday's game with hamstring cramp
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(5/25/2016) Bandy exited Wednesday's game with a hamstring cramp, but the ailment is believed to be minor, Alden Gonzalez of reports.

Carlos Perez came on to pinch run for Bandy after his single off of Matt Bush in the top of the eighth Wednesday against the Rangers. The Angels have the day off Thursday before opening a weekend series against the Astros, so Bandy should have enough time for his cramping to subside before they return to action. Still, Bandy is on the small side of a platoon with Perez and will likely be limited to one-to-two starts per week while Giovany Soto (knee) is sidelined.

Astros' Jason Castro: Out of lineup Wednesday
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(5/25/2016) Castro is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against Baltimore.

Castro caught 13 innings in Tuesday's series opener, so Evan Gattis will be behind the plate Wednesday opposite starter Collin McHugh.

Red Sox's Christian Vazquez: Out of lineup Wednesday
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(5/25/2016) Vazquez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Vazquez will get the day off after playing in five straight games. The 25-year-old has struggled a bit at the dish this season, hitting just .226/.270/.345 with six RBI through 24 games, but will likely continue to be starting catcher for the Red Sox.

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