Padres C Derek Norris blasts walk-off grand slam on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(1:33 am ET) Padres catcher Derek Norris was the hero on Friday night. With the score tied 2-2, Norris launched a game-winning, walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth off reliever Rob Scahill to give the Padres a 5-2 win over the Pirates. 

The home run, Norris' fourth of the season, was his only hit of the game. But, of course, it was the only hit in the game that really mattered. 

Norris has now hit safely in five of his last eight contests, as he continues to swing a productive bat in 2015. 

Giants C Buster Posey homers, drives in three in win on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:58 am ET) Giants catcher Buster Posey was involved in all of the team's offense during Friday's 4-2 victory over the Braves. Posey got the scoring started with a two-run home run in the first inning, and then added an RBI-double and scored a run in the eighth.

The home run was Posey's eighth of the season. The two-hit performance brought his season batting average just over the .300 mark. 

Marlins C Jeff Mathis could be activated from DL on Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Catcher Jeff Mathis could be nearing a return to the Marlins. Mathis, who has been on the disabled list since the middle of April with a fractured right hand, has played four rehab games with Triple-A New Orleans and is hitless in 10 at-bats.

Mathis may need just three more rehab games, and could be activated as early as Monday, according to

Upon his return, Mathis will likely be the backup option to J.T. Realmuto.

"He's a big presence in our clubhouse," Miami manager Dan Jennings said.

Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal ready to be activated Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal has finished his rehab assignment and rejoined the team in St. Louis on Friday. Grandal is currently on the 7-day concussion list, but is likely to be activated in time for Saturday's game, according to the Orange County Register. 

Mets' Travis d'Arnaud suffers setback on rehab assignment
by Michael Hurcomb |
(5/29/2015) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud suffered a setback on his rehab assignment, which will delay his return to the lineup. 

He took himself out of a rehab game Thursday for Class A St. Lucie after feeling pain in his wrist. He saw a hand specialist, who diagnosed the injury as a bone bruise in his right hand.

“He felt it swinging in his third at-bat last night so, not knowing what it was, took himself out,” general manager Sandy Alderson said, per the New York Daily News.

Earlier Friday, manager Terry Collins said d'Arnaud would need 20-25 at-bats on his rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list. He is 0 for 6 with one RBI, one walk and one strikeout through his first two games with Class A St. Lucie.

Mets' Collins: Travis d'Arnaud to get 20-25 at-bats before activation
by Michael Hurcomb |
(5/29/2015) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud will likely get 20-25 at-bats on a rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list, manager Terry Collins said Friday. He is 0 for 6 with one RBI, one walk and one strikeout through his first two games with Class A St. Lucie.

D-Backs move Oscar Hernandez to 60-day disabled list
by Michael Hurcomb |
(5/29/2015) The Diamondbacks transferred catcher Oscar Hernandez from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list Friday. The Rule 5 pick has been sidelined all season due to a broken hamate bone in his left hand.

D-Backs add Saltalamacchia after Gosewisch lands on DL
by Michael Hurcomb |
(5/29/2015) The Diamondbacks purchased the contract of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Triple-A Reno on Friday after placing starting catcher Tuffy Gosewisch (knee) on the disabled list.

Saltalamacchia is expected to share playing time with Jordan Pacheco. He was in the starting lineup Friday at Milwaukee.

Saltalmacchia hit .188 (6 for 32) with two home runs, seven RBI, two walks and 13 strikeouts in nine games for Reno.

Diamondbacks place Tuffy Gosewisch on DL with ACL injury
by Michael Hurcomb |
(5/29/2015) The Diamondbacks placed catcher Tuffy Gosewisch on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to an ACL injury in his left knee. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was recalled from Triple-A Reno to take his roster spot.

Gosewisch hurt his knee Wednesday against the Cardinals. The injury was originally diagnosed as a jammed knee, but he underwent an MRI on Thursday. Gosewisch said Friday he likely has an ACL tear.

Gosewisch heads to the DL with a team-high 34 starts at catcher. Jordan Pacecho and Saltalamacchia will now share the catcher responsibilities in his absence.

Pirates C Francisco Cervelli collects three hits in Thursday's win
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(5/29/2015) Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli had three more hits during Thursday's 11-5 win over the Padres to raise his batting average to .320 on the season.

During Thursday's contest, Cervelli went 3 for 5 with two runs scored. Over his last five games, Cervelli is 9 for 17 with four RBI and six runs scored.

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