Russell Martin expects to start for Pirates in wild-card game
by Michael Hurcomb |
(3:24 pm ET) Pirates catcher Russell Martin, who has been out since aggravating a hamstring injury Friday, told reporters Tuesday he expects to be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's wild-card game against the Giants.

Evan Gattis playing in left field in 2015 is 'an option' for Braves
by Michael Hurcomb |
(3:07 pm ET) Braves catcher Evan Gattis appeared in a career-high 108 games in his second season in the majors in 2014, which was three more games than he played as a rookie in 2013. He appeared in 93 games at catcher and three games at DH, but he made no starts at first base or left field, which were two positions he saw playing time at as a rookie.

Though, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Gattis could play around 140 games next season if he were to play in left field on top of his catcher responsibilities.

"That's an option," Gonzalez said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Red Sox 'comfortable' with Christian Vasquez as starting catcher in 2015
by Igor Mello |
(9/29/2014) In an end-of-the-year press conference, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters he's "very comfortable" with having Christian Vasquez as the team's everyday catcher next season, according to the Providence Journal.

The rookie catcher appeared in 55 games this season, splitting his duties with David Ross behind the plate. He slashed .240/.308/.309 with one home run and 20 RBI over 175 at-bats.

Rangers GM comfortable with Robinson Chirinos as everyday catcher for 2015
by Igor Mello |
(9/29/2014) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told FOX Sports Southwest that he's comfortable with having Robinson Chirinos as the team's everyday catcher next season. Chirinos appeared in 93 games this season and owned a .239/.290/.415 slash line with 13 homers and 40 RBI over 306 at-bats.

Chris Stewart injures wrist Sunday, X-rays negative
by R.J. White |
(9/28/2014) Pirates catcher Chris Stewart suffered a wrist injury in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Reds after going 2 for 3 at the plate, but X-rays on the injured wrist came back negative, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Stewart indicated that the wrist was stiff and sore after the game. His availability for Wednesday's Wild Card matchup is in doubt, and regular starting catcher Russell Martin is also banged up.

Buster Posey back in lineup Sunday
by R.J. White |
(9/28/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey (back) returned to the starting lineup for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Padres. Outfielder Michael Morse (oblique) remained sidelined Sunday.

Russell Martin not in lineup Sunday
by R.J. White |
(9/28/2014) Pirates catcher Russell Martin (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Reds.

Josmil Pinto in starting lineup for Sunday's season finale
by R.J. White |
(9/28/2014) Twins catcher Josmil Pinto (illness) is in the starting lineupf or Sunday's season finale against the Tigers.

Josmil Pinto departs game with illness
by Igor Mello |
(9/27/2014) Twins catcher Josmil Pinto left Saturday's game against Detroit because of an illness. Pinto left the game before his catching duties even started in the bottom of the first inning. He is hitting .216 with seven homers and 18 RBI over 167 at-bats. His status for the season finale on Sunday remains uncertain.

Buster Posey will catch in regular season finale
by Igor Mello |
(9/27/2014) Giants catcher Buster Posey is expected to return Sunday as a catcher against San Diego, according to the Bay Area News Group. Posey missed two straight games with a back issue. He is hitting 310/.363/.484 with 21 home runs and 87 RBI in 545 at-bats.

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