Jonathan Lucroy hits 12th home run Thursday
by Chris Cwik |
(7/24/2014) Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy belted his 12th home run Thursday against the Mets.

Lucroy wasted no time getting to work. In his first at-bat, Lucroy blasted an 89 mph cutter out to left field for a solo shot. He would also single in a run later in the game. Lucroy finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 

Josh Thole on base four times
by Larry Hartstein |
(7/24/2014) Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole did not make an out in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Red Sox. He went 2 for 2 with a ground rule RBI double and a run scored and walked twice.

Thole, who's hitting .282 with six RBI in 85 at-bats, will continue to start whenever knuckleballer R.A. Dickey pitches.

Evan Gattis says back responding well
by R.J. White |
(7/23/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis said Wednesdat that his back has responded well to the two games he has played since returning from the disabled list, reports.

Gattis is just 1 for 7 with a walk over his last two games, and he added that he is still working to regain his timing after missing close to a month on the disabled list. He has hit .286/.339/.545 with 16 home runs and 39 RBI in 231 at-bats.

David Ross a no-go Wednesday in Toronto
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/23/2014) Red Sox catcher David Ross, who has been dealing with a foot ailment, is out of the Wednesday lineup against at Toronto. Christian Vazquez is set to start instead.

The problem has not limited Ross lately at the plate. He has come alive after a terrible stretch with four hits in his last two games, including a home run.

Carlos Ruiz's activation among Phillies roster moves
by Michael Hurcomb |
(7/23/2014) The Phillies made a few roster moves Wednesday, which included removing catcher Carlos Ruiz (concussion) from the 7-day disabled list.

The Phillies also recalled reliever Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, optioned catcher Cameron Rupp to Triple-A and designated pitcher Jeff Manship for assignment.

Twins open to trading potential free agents
by Michael Hurcomb |
(7/23/2014) The Twins are open to trading DH Kendrys Morales, who signed with the team in early June, and other potential free agents, according to FOX Sports. The list includes Josh Willingham, Kevin Correia and Kurt Suzuki.

Though, the Twins might try to keep Suzuki since few contenders have a need for a catcher.

Ryan Hanigan takes step toward recovery
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/23/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan has resumed throwing as he ramps up his recovery from a left oblique injury that has landed him on the disabled list.

Hanigan is still more than a week away from eligibility to return to the lineup.

Jonathan Lucroy blasts off twice in defeat of Reds
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/23/2014) Jonathan Lucroy continued to make his case as the premier-hitting catcher in the sport Tuesday with another impressive performance, this time against Cincinnati.

Lucroy blasted solo home runs in the sixth and ninth innings for the Brewers. The latter - his 11th of the season - was a walk-off. He now boasts a stat line of .310/.381/.500. The two-homer game was his second in the last five weeks.

Kurt Suzuki catching a break against Indians
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/23/2014) Hot-hitting Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is set to sit Wednesday afternoon against Cleveland. Eric Fryer will take his place.

Suzuki has hit safely in eight of the last nine games in which he was credited with an at-bat.

Yan Gomes catching a break in Target Field
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/23/2014) An afternoon game after a night game has Indians catcher Yan Gomes out of the Wednesday lineup in Minnesota. Roberto Perez is set to crouch behind the plate in his absence.

Gomes has been on a roll. He has 11 hits in his last 21 at-bats with two home runs and six RBI.

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