Hedges is a defense-first catcher and his numbers show that thus far. In 133 at-bats, Hedges is hitting .165 with a dreadful .214 OBP. He also has very little power, with only three homers and two doubles all season. Hedges will be a good real-life baseball player for the Padres, but will have very little fantasy value in years to come.
He hurt himself on a pickoff play, which he was thrown out on. Murphy was replaced by Dustin Garneau at catcher, and while the injury could mean that Murphy's 2015 season is over, he will be an intriguing sleeper candidate heading into 2016.
It's likely the 24-year-old will not return the rest of the season, meaning Ryan Lavarnway will continue to get the starts behind the plate.
Dioner Navarro will take over at catcher for Martin, who just appears to be getting a night off with the Blue Jays gearing up for the postseason. Look for him to return to the lineup Sunday.
O'Brien has played sparingly in his September cup of coffee with the D-Backs, but it's nice to see him show off the power that is his calling card. His future role with Arizona remains uncertain, but if and when he earns playing time in the majors, he will hit a fair number of home runs as his back-to-back 20-homer seasons in the minors attest.
The game's top catcher will sit out in the second to last game of the season with Trevor Brown starting at catcher and Kevin Frandsen starting at first base.
Martin has provided some pop - he now has 23 long ones and 77 RBI - but his batting average (.241) has slumped in the second half. The Blue Jays have given him several days off over the past couple of weeks as they attempt to freshen him up heading into the playoffs, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him out of the lineup either Saturday or Sunday.
Casali has been out since Aug. 25 with a strained left hamstring, and it appears he just ran out of time to return this season. His 2015 campaign will end with a surprisingly productive year in the power department, hitting 10 homers in just 38 games and boasting a .594 slugging percentage.
Bethancourt made it through just two at-bats Thursday before being removed due to what was is assumed to be a reoccurring thumb injury that kept him out of the lineup since Sept. 21. With just more one gaming, it's likely he played the last game of his season Thursday.
The report did not indicate anything about Flowers' availability for the remainder of the season, so he should be behind the plate for most of the team's final few games against the Royals. Flowers will presumably have enough time to recover from the surgery to reclaim his spot atop the White Sox's catching depth chart in 2016, assuming the club does not opt to acquire a more offensively-adept backstop.