Gimenez also homered Sunday, so the backstop might be kick-starting a hot stretch. While his fantasy value is limited because he doesn't play regularly, Gimenez's .334 wOBA and .767 OPS are decent marks for a catcher.
Castro will be one of three lefty bats sitting out for the Twins with southpaw Chris Sale on the hill for the Red Sox, as Joe Mauer and Max Kepler join him on the bench. Chris Gimenez will pick up the start behind the dish and bat seventh.
Gomes went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Sunday, earning him a seat against probable Ranger starter Cole Hamels. Roberto Perez will get the start instead, acting as the battery mate to Carlos Carrasco.
The veteran backstop is now the primary backup at catcher with Derek Norris having been designated for assignment Saturday. Sucre is known for his outstanding defensive work behind the dish, although he's also generating serviceable offense this season -- a .245 average, three doubles, three home runs and 19 RBI over 101 plate appearances. Wilson Ramos made his season debut on Saturday after offseason knee surgery, but the Rays' current aversion to deploying him in back-to-back games figures to afford Sucre a steady dose of starts for the foreseeable future.
Sanchez's three-run blast put the Yankees back in the game, but they ultimately lost 7-6. In June, Sanchez has hit nine home runs and has 25 RBI in 82 plate appearances. Right now, Sanchez remains one of the premier catchers in the game.
With Welington Castillo back in the mix, Joseph doesn't project to see enough playing time to move the fantasy needle. Joseph has posted a respectable .270/.298/.421 sash line this season, though, so he's a potential low-priced flier for daily contests when in the lineup and facing a favorable pitching matchup.
The veteran backstop is posting modest numbers and receiving consistent playing time. His .222/.314/.383 slash line, six homers, 26 RBI and 19 runs don't jump off the page, but the catcher position is pretty shallow. So, while Castro is a low-end option in most settings, he's not a fantasy afterthought, either.
With left-hander Clayton Richard on the mound for San Diego, Avila will hit the bench in favor of James McCann. Following a scheduled off day, Avila should be back in the lineup Tuesday.
McCann gets a regular day off after starting the past two games, including a 1-for-4 day with three RBI during Saturday's contest. Evan Gattis will set up behind the dish in his stead.
Maxwell went 3-for-5 with two runs during Saturday's contest and will get his first day off since coming up to the A's on Thursday. In his place, Josh Phegley earns the start behind the plate.