Sunday's homer was just the switch-hitting catcher's fifth extra-base hit of the season and first long ball since going deep twice in the season opener. That said, with a .250 batting average and three homers, fantasy owners should have little to complain about from the catcher position.
It was recently reported that d'Arnaud was still dealing with wrist pain, so he'll remain out of the lineup Sunday. With d'Arnaud out, the Mets will start Kevin Plawecki behind the dish. There's yet to be any indication that d'Arnaud will land on the DL, so consider him day-to-day for the time being.
The red-hot Hedges, who has hit a home run in three consecutive games, will head to the bench Sunday and be replaced by Luis Torrens. The young catcher should be back in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks.
On the bright side, Mesoraco was able to catch a full game the day after the incident. On the down side, Mesoraco isn't hitting very well against Double-A pitching during his rehab assignment, with a .167/.268/.250 line over 41 plate appearances. While we can say stats don't matter on a rehab assignment, it's been over two years since Mesoraco has had a healthy season in the majors, so his performance off of his breakout 2014 season is far from guaranteed.
Following Saturday's impressive performance in which he recorded three hits and raised his season average to .306, Molina will receive a day of rest Sunday. Eric Fryer will take over behind the plate.
With both catchers swinging a hot bat, the Brewers will continue to utilize a catching timeshare between Bandy and Manny Pina. Pina will draw the start Sunday, but Bandy should be back in action within the next couple of days.
Rupp has settled into a routine of starting two-to-three consecutive games before receiving a scheduled day of rest. After starting the team's past two contests, Rupp will head to the bench Sunday in favor of backup catcher Andrew Knapp.
Flowers is off to a hot start at the plate early in the season (11-for-33), but will receive a day of rest Sunday as the team faces off against Zach Eflin and the Phillies. Kurt Suzuki will draw the start in Flowers' absence.
After catching the first two games of the series, Cervelli will head to the bench Sunday in favor of backup Chris Stewart. Expect Cervelli to be back in action Monday against the Cubs.
After assuming catching duties for the Cubs' last three games, Contreras will be given a breather in the series finale, opening up a start for Miguel Montero. Contreras busted out of a 3-for-19 skid in a major way Saturday, going 3-for-4 with a grand slam and three runs scored in the victory.