Yankees announce September call-ups including Andrew Bailey
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2015) The Yankees announced Monday they will add the following players to their active roster Tuesday: Dustin Ackley, Andrew Bailey, Caleb Cotham, Rico Noel, James Pazos, Jose Pirela, Rob Refsnyder and Austin Romine .

Reports: Mets to recall Kevin Plawecki, three others Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2015) The Mets will recall catcher Kevin Plawecki, infielder Eric Campbell, and outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Eric Young from Triple-A Las Vegas when rosters expand Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Giants catcher Buster Posey returns to lineup Sunday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) Giants catcher Buster Posey was back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, the team announced.

Posey will bat fourth and play catcher. Posey did not play in Saturday's game after being hit by a pitch in the elbow during Friday's contest.


Giants C Buster Posey sitting Saturday following rough night
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) Giants catcher Buster Posey is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals. Posey got banged up behind the plate and at the plate on Friday, including getting hit by a pitch in his elbow.

He was likely going to have Saturday off anyway, with a day game following a night game. But his availability for late-inning duties remains in question. Manager Bruce Bochy did say he only expects Posey to miss one game, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Andrew Susac will be the battery-mate for starter Ryan Vogelsong on Saturday.


Pirates' Francisco Cervelli ejected for contesting balls and strikes
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli was ejected in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Marlins. Home plate umpire Alan Porter gave Cervelli the hook for arguing balls and strikes.

Cervelli was 1 for 2 with a triple, a run scored and a strikeout before his ejection. Chris Stewart took over behind the plate.


Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal back from three-game absence
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Reds after missing three starts due to a shoulder injury. A.J. Ellis started all three games in Grandal's absence.

Grandal returns to the lineup mired in a 3-for-30 slump in his last 10 games (nine starts). He has no extra-base hits, two RBI, one run, five walks and 10 strikeouts in that span.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) expected back Thursday
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal likely will return to the lineup on Thursday, but is still dealing with a shoulder issue that will probably bother him for the remainder of the season, per the Los Angeles Times.

Grandal has missed the last four games with the injury, which occured when he was struck by a foul ball in his non-throwing shoulder.

"Hopefully, these days give him the best chance of being healthy, or getting as healthy he can be to get to the end of the year," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. 


Cubs place C David Ross on family medical leave
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) The Cubs announced they placed catcher David Ross on the family medical emergency list Wednesday, per ESPN.com. 

Ross is eligible to miss a maximum of seven days and a minimum of three days. The Cubs recalled Matt Szczur to fill his spot on the roster. 


Pirates C Francisco Cervelli (foot) not in lineup on Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins. Cervelli fouled a pitch off of his foot on Tuesday, and though he was able to stay in the game, he was seen limping after the game.

He'll get a day off to rest, with Chris Stewart handling the catching on Wednesday.


Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) likely out until at least Thursday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/25/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is still being bothered by a sore left shoulder, and he is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Reds. Grandal is unlikely to play on Wednesday either, according to The Orange County Register.

A.J. Ellis will continue to get reps behind the plate while Grandal is out.


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