Evan Gattis, Jason Heyward out of lineup Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis and outfielder Jason Heyward are not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets.

Gattis hasn't played since Sept. 7 as he continues to deal with a kidney stone. Heyward injured his thumb Wednesday and hasn't played since.


Welington Castillo out of lineup Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

Castillo left Friday's game in the first inning with a rib injury. He has hit .238/.299/.382 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI in 361 at-bats.


A.J. Ellis adds a pinch of power Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis added a pinch of power Friday afternoon against the Cubs, homering twice and plating four runs in a 14-5 victory.

Ellis launched a two-run home run in the opening frame off Eric Jokisch. With two outs in the third inning, Ellis took Jokisch deep again for a two-run shot. He finished 2 for 4 with a walk, three runs scored and four RBI. He is hitting .193 with three homers and 23 RBI over 264 at-bats.

Evan Gattis unable to pass kidney stone
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis is still not ready to return to action. He hasn't been able to pass a kidney stone, because it's not positioned in a spot that causes what is often "intolerable pain," per MLB.com on Friday.

Gattis, who has only played in 102 games this season, owns a stat line of .270/.325/.507. His status for the final week of the season remains uncertain.

Carlos Ruiz to have shoulder examined after season
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will have his shoulder examined after the season, according to CSN.

Ruiz tweaked his shoulder during spring training, and has dealt with nagging pain all season. He said the issue normally gets better with some rest. He added that he wasn't sure whether surgery would be an option. 


Welington Castillo leaves game with rib injury
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo left Friday's game with a rib injury.

Castillo was pulled in the bottom of the first inning, and did not receive a plate appearance. He was replaced by Rafael Lopez. 


Wilin Rosario launches walkoff shot vs. D-Backs
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario came up big at the plate Thursday night at home, launching a walkoff home run in the ninth to lift his team past the Diamondbacks.

Down one run, Rosaio took Addison Reed deep for a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth to end the game. Rosario also doubled in the second and added two singles. He finished 4 for 5 with a run scored and three RBI in a 7-6 victory. He is hitting .265 with 12 homers and 51 RBI over 359 at-bats.

Yasmani Grandal bringing good and bad news to the plate
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) A 19-for-74 stretch might not seem like much, but it's an encouraging run for Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal considering he began it batting .202.

Grandal began the comparative hot stretch on Aug. 26. He has three home runs and 10 RBI in 20 games during that period, but remains a windmill at the plate. He has 19 strikeouts in the last 16 games and has fanned 102 times in 345 at-bats this season.


Evan Gattis suffering from kidney stone
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis is suffering from a kidney stone, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The previous report of a strep throat for Gattis was also accurate, but he underwent further testing in Atlanta after initial tests revealed irregularities. Out since Sept. 7, Gattis could return to the lineup this weekend but remains day-to-day for now.


Spate of Reds benched for battle at Wrigley Field
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) The Reds have issued a lineup for Wednesday against the host Cubs that one might have expected had they just clinched a playoff spot. Among those set to sit are third baseman Todd Frazier, second baseman Brandon Phillips, shortstop Zack Cozart, center fielder Billy Hamilton, right fielder Jay Bruce and catcher Devin Mesoraco.

None are listed as injured.


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