Tuffy Gosewisch's first hit is a home run
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:14 am ET) Diamondbacks backup catcher Tuffy Gosewisch finally connected for his first hit of the season Tuesday against the Cubs.

Gosewisch's only hit happened to be his first home run of the season. Though, it didn't make much of an impact in a 9-2 loss. Gosewisch connected for a solo home run off Jason Hammel in the sixth inning Tuesday.


A.J. Ellis clears second-to-last hurdle
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1:00 am ET) Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis took a big step in his recovery from knee surgery Tuesday, as he threw out of a crouch to second base for the first time since undergoing surgery.

Ellis through to second before catching Clayton Kershaw's bullpen session, and MLB.com reports the duo could move on to a rehab assignment together when Kershaw is healthy. Ellis would likely be limited to defensive work at first, as he has yet to clear his final hurdle, which would be running the bases.  


Nick Hundley on the trade block
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) The Padres are looking to move backup catcher Nick Hundley, according to a report from U-T San Diego Tuesday. According to the report, the Padres are actively engaged in discussions with multiple teams for the veteran, who has started just four of the team's first 20 games.

Hundley is in the final season of a three-year deal that will pay him $4 million this season, and is hitting .333/.333/.619 in his 21 at-bats. 


Martin Maldonado's suspension leaves Brewers thin
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) With reserve catcher Martin Maldonado serving a five-game suspension following Sunday's fight, the Brewers are left extremely thin behind the plate. According to MLB.com, infielders Elian Herrera and Jeff Bianchi will serve as the emergency catchers behind Jonathan Lucroy, who will likely start the entirety of Maldonado's suspension. 

Travis Snider, Russell Martin to appeal suspensions
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and catcher Russell Martin will appeal the suspensions for their roles in Sunday's brawl with the Brewers, according to MLB.com. MLB handed down Tuesday a two-game suspension for Snider and a one-game suspension for Martin.

Martin Maldonado will begin serving suspension
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado will not appeal his five-game suspension for his role in Sunday's brawl with the Pirates. He will begin serving his suspension Tuesday against the Padres and be eligible to return Monday at St. Louis.

Four players receive suspensions for role in brawl
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Major League Baseball announced suspensions and fines Tuesday for four players involved in Sunday's brawl between the Pirates and Brewers.

Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games and outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. Pirates outfielder Travis Snider was given a two-game suspension, while catcher Russell Martin was given a one-game suspension.

All the players were fined. Gomez is appealing his suspension, while Maldonado is undecided, per FOX Sports. No word yet on what the Pirates players will do.


Martin Maldonado given with five-game suspension
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado has received a five-game suspension for his actions during Sunday's brawl with the Pirates, per ESPN. He was also fined $2,500.

Carlos Ruiz hits first home run Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz went 3 for 4 with two doubles, four RBI and his first home run of the season in his team's 7-0 win over the Dodgers Monday.

It was a breakthrough performance for Ruiz, who was just 1 for 12 in his previous four games coming into Monday. He has hit .245/.365/.415 in 53 at-bats.


Evan Gattis hammers walkoff home run vs. Marlins Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis delivered a two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to seal a 4-2 win over the Marlins Monday.

Gattis, who was 2 for 4 with a walk in the game, made up for a catcher's interference in the ninth inning by playing the hero one inning later. He has hit .302/.327/.623 with five home runs and nine RBI in 53 at-bats.


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