It looks to be just a regular day off for Contreras, who is hitting only .229 over his past 10 games. The Cubs will return home tomorrow to play the final two games of the series against the White Sox. In 33 games this year with the Cubs, Contreras has spent most of his time splitting between the catcher and left field positions.
Realmuto will get his third game off in the Marlins' last 12 as Jeff Mathis fills in behind the dish, batting seventh. While Realmuto has collected hits in seven of his nine starts since the start of the second half, he's not gotten an RBI in any of those contests and is hitting just .237 during that time.
Diaz was called up to the majors when backup catcher Eric Fryer was placed on the paternity list. Fryer was reinstated from the list on Tuesday, meaning Diaz will head back to Indianapolis. The 25-year-old only played in one game with with the Pirates in his short major league stint.
Fryer will return to his backup catcher role with the Pirates as Elias Diaz was optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis. Over his past 10 games with the Pirates, Fryer is hitting .320 with five RBI in 25 at-bats. He will be available on Tuesday at the Pirates host the Mariners.
McBride was sent back to Nashville to clear a roster spot for the returning Stephen Vogt. He will garner consideration next time the A's need to bring up a catcher from the minors.
A game after Philadelphia stole five bases with Francisco Cervelli catching, Diaz picked a runner of second base and nailed the only would-be base stealer. It remains to be seen whether Pittsburgh will keep Diaz after backup Eric Fryer returns from paternity leave, but he's already left a positive impressive with his manager.
As was going to be the case before Monday's game was rained out, d'Arnaud will cede the catching duties to Rene Rivera with Noah Syndergaard on the mound for the Mets. The Mets will play again Tuesday night, and it seems likely d'Arnaud will start that game so Rivera does not have to catch 18 innings Tuesday.
He was hit in the head by a fastball from Tyler Glasnow in Saturday's game and was then held out Sunday, but after passing the MLB's concussion protocol, he was ready to get back out there Monday. Rupp has eight homers since the start of June and has surprisingly turned in a very serviceable campaign to date, making him a solid fantasy option, particularly in two-catcher formats.
Martin missed the previous three games after falling in a sauna, but it appears as though he's mostly moved past the issue. Gibbons intimated that Martin will again be in the lineup Tuesday before a potential maintenance day Wednesday.
Castro was held out of the last two games after taking a foul ball off the hand Friday night. The issue was never considered overly serious, though, and he'll return to his usual catching duties Monday as Evan Gattis, who caught Saturday and Sunday, serves as the DH.