Phillies' Cameron Rupp: Needs to improve game calling
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(6:00 am ET) Manager Pete Mackanin indicated Saturday that Rupp's game calling needs to improve, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Rupp is likely going to lose some playing time to Carlos Ruiz, at least in the short term. Ruiz will catch Aaron Nola on Sunday, and has recently become Jared Eickhoff's personal catcher. If Nola has success Sunday, it could lead to more playing time for Ruiz. Rupp, who hit his seventh homer of the season Saturday, will still be the primary option behind the dish for the Phillies because he offers more with the bat.

Rockies' Tony Wolters: Blasts homer, plates four in Saturday victory
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(5:26 am ET) Wolters went 3-for-3 with a double, two-run homer, four RBI and a run in Saturday's 11-6 victory over the D-backs.

The Rockies backstop was an unlikely source of offensive production, bringing home Daniel Descalso and Brandon Barnes in the fourth with a two-bagger, and providing a 432-foot two-run shot as an encore in the sixth. The round-tripper was the first of the sason for the 24-year-old Wolters, who's platooned with Nick Hundley this season against some right-handed pitching. The production Saturday brought his season line to .217/.303/.321 over 106 at-bats.

Phillies' Carlos Ruiz: Will start Sunday
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(5:24 am ET) Ruiz will start Sunday in order to catch for Aaron Nola, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelpia reports.

Manager Pete Mackanin is hoping Ruiz can help Nola turn things around after going 0-3 with a 15.83 ERA over his last three starts. If Nola has success it might help Ruiz pick up some additional playing time as he would likely be paired up with Nola moving forward. He has also recently become Jared Eickhoff's personal catcher.

Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo: Produces three-hit effort Saturday
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(5:20 am ET) Castillo went 3-for-5 in Saturday's 11-6 loss to the Rockies.

The D-backs backstop continues to generate solid offensive numbers, with Saturday's production representing his sixth multi-hit effort of June. Castillo has built a solid .288/.333/.390 line over 59 June at-bats, and has formed a largely effective platoon with Chris Hermann this season.

Cubs' Willson Contreras: Extends blistering start Saturday versus Marlins
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(5:00 am ET) Contreras went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, two walks and a run in Saturday's 9-6 loss to the Marlins.

The dynamic rookie plated Kris Bryant in the ninth, giving him at least one RBI in five of the seven games in which he's recorded an at-bat. Contreras is now boasting a .400/.500/.900 line over 20 at-bats, and added to his contributions by drawing a pair of walks Saturday as well.

Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Has stitches removed
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(6/25/2016) Cervelli (hand) had stitches removed Friday and completed behind the plate drill work Saturday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Cervelli is now two weeks removed from a broken hamate bone injury but has been making steady progess in his rehab. He commented that he's "building strength" in his hand, allowing him to swing a bat and participate in catching drills. He'll likely ramp up the number and difficulty of baseball activities in the coming weeks and if he doesn't encounter any setbacks, could be ready for a rehab assignment by mid-July.

Pirates' Chris Stewart: Out of lineup Saturday
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(6/25/2016) Stewart is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Erik Kratz will take over behind the plate and it looks like the two will continue to split time fairly evenly while Francisco Cervelli (hand) remains out. As of earlier this week, Cervelli had not been cleared to grip the bat with his left hand.

Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal: Not in lineup
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(6/25/2016) Grandal is not in the lineup Saturday against Pittsburgh.

Grandal, having started the Dodgers' last four games behind the plate, will get a breather in place of A.J. Ellis who'll get his first start since June 19. While Grandal does have six RBI in his last six games, he's also only recorded one multi-hit game in his last 39 and has batted .150 during that time.

Rockies' Nick Hundley: Not in lineup
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(6/25/2016) Hundley is not in the lineup Saturday against Arizona, Jenny Cavnar of reports.

It's just a routine day of rest for Hundley, who's made three consecutive starts and will cede catching duties to Tony Wolters on Saturday. Hundley has homered twice and driven in eight RBI during a five-game hit streak he has going.

Cubs' Miguel Montero: Returns from knee injury
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(6/25/2016) Montero (knee) is back in the lineup, batting seventh and playing catcher Saturday against Miami.

Montero had missed the last two games due to a knee injury he suffered at a play at the plate Wednesday but is now set to go for Game 3 of the Cubs' series with the Marlins. The 32-year-old will look to break out of a early season slump as he hasn't recorded more than one hit in 14 straight games and is posting a career-low .197 batting average this season.

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