Mike Zunino catching break Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:14 am ET) Mariners catcher Mike Zunino is taking a seat Wednesday in Philadelphia. Jesus Sucre is set to start instead.

Zunino emerged from a slump Tuesday night with two hits and two RBI. The performance ended a five-game hitless streak in which he was 0 for 16.


Jarrod Saltalamacchia absent from Wednesday lineup
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:17 am ET) A day game following a night game has Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia sidelined Wednesday against Texas. Jeff Mathis is set to crouch behind the plate instead.

Saltlamacchia has emerged from a slump with nine hits in his last seven games and five in the last three. He has not homered, however, since July 21.


Brian McCann goes deep again
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:04 am ET) Yankees catcher Brian McCann has found his power stroke over the last week, and he homered again in a 7-4 loss to the Astros Tuesday.

McCann got the Yankees on the board first with his fourth-inning home run, his third in five games. He finished the game 1 for 4 overall with two RBI in the loss.

McCann is still hitting just .235 for the season, but he has 14 home runs and 51 RBI in 105 games for the Yankees. 


Travis d'Arnaud smacks 11th home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:11 am ET) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud served as the designated hitter Tuesday and went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-2 loss to the A's Tuesday.

d'Arnaud broke a scoreless tie with his shot in the top of the fourth inning, but the A's were able to pick up four runs in the bottom half of the inning and hold the lead over the remainder of the game. He has hit .227/.293/.395 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 286 at-bats.


Yan Gomes goes yard Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:16 am ET) Indians catcher Yan Gomes went yard Tuesday against the Twins.

Gomes struck in the second inning. With the bases empty, Gomes took a 91 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He would also single twice during the contest. Gomes finished 3 for 4, with three runs scored and one RBI. 


Evan Gattis slugs 19th home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Braves catcher Evan Gattis went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 11-3 win over the Pirates Tuesday.

Gattis homered just once in his first 20 games after the All-Star break, but he's collected two home runs in his last four games. He has hit .277/.330/.516 with 19 home runs and 48 RBI in 310 at-bats.


Rockies bring up Mat McBride, option Yohan Flande
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) The Rockies selected the contract of catcher Matt McBride Tuesday and optioned pitcher Yohan Flande to Triple-A Colorado Springs, the team announced.

McBride has hit .305/.345/.487 with seven home runs and 35 RBI in 187 at-bats with Colorado Springs. Flande went 0-5 with a 5.52 ERA and 26:13 K:BB ratio in 45 2/3 innings while with the Rockies.


Yadier Molina needs to be owned again
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/19/2014) With the news he's been cleared to swing a bat and will do so within the next couple days, Yadier Molina needs to be added in virtually all of the 38 percent of leagues where he was dropped in early July, when the world learned he needed thumb surgery.

At the time, he was expected to miss 8-12 weeks, but as I mentioned in my latest Rankings Review, where I touch on several of the changes I made to my-rest-of-season rankings, swinging a bat would seem to the biggest hurdle following surgery on his thumb. The Cardinals are fighting for their lives right now, caught in a tight battle for both the NL Central title and the wild card, so they'd like to have him back as soon as possible.

Besides, the surgery was nearly six weeks ago, so even if his return is still two weeks away, a player of his caliber is worth that sort of wait.

Molina was in a deep funk at the time of his injury and still ranked sixth among catchers in Head-to-Head points leagues and ninth in Rotisserie. He ranked fourth and first in those formats a year ago.


Hector Sanchez diagnosed with second concussion
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Giants catcher Hector Sanchez has been diagnosed with a second concussion, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Sanchez will be out indefinitely following the revelation of a second concussion, and manager Bruce Bochy said there's a chance his season is over. The catcher has hit .196/.237/.301 with three home runs and 28 RBI in 163 at-bats.


Salvador Perez doesn't miss a game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez was in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

Perez will catch and hit third. He said his knee was tight following Monday night's game, but stressed that he wasn't in pain. Perez is hitting .268/.305/.417 over 436 at-bats.


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