Cubs' Willson Contreras: Not in lineup Tuesday
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(3:28 pm ET) Contreras is not in the starting lineup for the Cubs on Tuesday.

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.

Marlins' J.T. Realmuto: Out of lineup Tuesday
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(2:20 pm ET) Realmuto is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest with Philadelphia, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Pirates' Elias Diaz: Optioned to Triple-A
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(1:22 pm ET) Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Adam Berry of reports.

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.

Pirates' Eric Fryer: Reinstated from paternity list
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(1:20 pm ET) Fryer was reinstated from the paternity list on Tuesday, Adam Berry of reports.

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.

Athletics' Matt McBride: Optioned to Triple-A
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(12:58 pm ET) The A's optioned McBride to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.

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.

Pirates' Elias Diaz: Ready to serve as backup?
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(11:52 am ET) Diaz, who went 0-for-4 with an RBI ground out in his major league debut behind the plate Sunday, impressed manager Clint Hurdle with his defense. "I thought Diaz caught a fantastic game," Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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.

Mets' Travis d'Arnaud: Will not start first game of doubleheader
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(11:30 am ET) D'Arnaud is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cardinals, according to's Anthony DiComo.

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.

Phillies' Cameron Rupp: Back in action Monday
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(2:28 am ET) Rupp (head) is starting behind the dish and hitting fifth Monday against the Marlins, CSN Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports.

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.

Blue Jays' Russell Martin: Knee believed to be progressing
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(2:28 am ET) Martin's knee continues to improve, and he's in the lineup Monday against the Padres, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. "All indications are that he's pretty good," manager John Gibbons said.

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.

Astros' Jason Castro: Back in lineup Monday
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(2:26 am ET) Castro (hand) is back in the lineup Monday against the Yankees.

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.

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