• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Diamondbacks re-assign Braden Shipley, Aaron Blair

    The Diamondbacks re-assigned six players to minor-league camp Sunday, including pitching prospects Braden Shipley and Aaron Blair. Shipley allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk in four innings while striking out two in two spring games. Blair surrendered two earned runs on five hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out four in three appearances. The team also re-assigned pitchers Blake Beaven and Justin Marks as well as catchers Matt Pagnozzi and Mark Thomas.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Eight catchers vying for Diamondbacks' job

    Eight catchers are in Major League camp with the Diamondbacks, and manager Chip Hale said that any combination of them could make the final roster. 24-year-old Peter O'Brien is a former second-round draft pick of the Yankees, who was dealt to the D-Backs last season. He's one of the top prospects in the organization and will get extensive playing time, either at the Major League level or in the minors until he's ready to take the starting job on the big club. 35-year-old Gerald Laird is a non-roster invitee. He'll likely serve as a backup if he makes the roster. "We know what Gerald can do," Hale told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. "We just need to make sure that he's ready. If and when he makes the team, he'll have to catch. How much can he catch for us? We'll have to figure that out." Tuffy Gosewisch has the most experience with the team and is likely to take one of the roster spots. Rule V pick Oscar Hernandez needs to make the big club or be returned to the Rays. Hale praised his defense. ""He's really looked good behind the plate," Hale said. "He kind of makes it hard on the coaches and the manager because every ball he catches looks like a strike. ... He's got great hands back there and he blocks it." Jordan Pacheco could make the squad based on his versatility at other positions. Blake Lalli , Matt Pagnozzi and Mark Thomas will have a tough time beating out the five players ahead of them on the depth chart.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Brewers activate two from DL, recall three from minors

    The Brewers made a slew of moves prior to Monday's game against the Cubs. The team activated pitchers Matt Garza and Wei-Chung Wang from the disabled list. The team also recalled pitcher Jimmy Nelson, catcher Matt Pagnozzi and outfielder Logan Schafer from the minors.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Brewers cut seven from major-league camp Friday

    The Brewers optioned first baseman Sean Halton and pitchers Mike Fiers and Hiram Burgos to Triple-A Nashville after Friday's 9-8 win over the Diamondbacks. The team also re-assigned catcher Matt Pagnozzi, infielder Eugenio Velez, outfielder Kevin Mattison and pitcher Dustin Molleken to minor-league camp.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Brewers sign Irving Falu, Matt Pagnozzi to minor-league deals

    The Brewers have signed infielder Irving Falu and catcher Matt Pagnozzi to minor-league deals with invitations to spring training, MLB.com reports. Falu hit .256/.320/.329 with two home runs, 31 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 508 at-bats last season, his fifth with Triple-A Omaha. Pagnozzi hit .210/.274/.314 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 290 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Matt Pagnozzi elects free agency

    Catcher Matt Pagnozzi has elected to become a free agent after being outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Astros. Pagnozzi went 3 for 21 with the Astros as a September call-up after being purchased from the Braves. He hit .210/.274/.314 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 290 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett this season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Astros outright four off 40-man roster

    The Astros outrighted pitcher Philip Humber, infielder Brandon Laird and catchers Cody Clark and Matt Pagnozzi off the 40-man roster Wednesday. Humber went 0-8 with a 7.90 ERA in 54 2/3 innings over 17 appearances (seven starts) with the major-league team. Laird hit .169/.224/.423 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 71 at-bats. Clark went 4 for 38 with Houston and hit .217/.258/.273 in 143 at-bats with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Pagnozzi went 3 for 21 with the Astros after being purchased by the team from the Braves in early September.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Matt Pagnozzi going to Houston

    Braves catcher Max Pagnozzi has been dealt to the Astros for cash considerations. With Jason Castro out, the team needed sone help at catcher. Pagnozzi has hit .210 in 290 at-bats at Triple-A.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Matt Pagnozzi optioned to minors

    The Braves assigned catcher Matt Pagnozzi to Triple-A Gwinnett Wednesday. With Pagnozzi's demotion, Evan Gattis and Gerald Laird make up the catcher depth chart with Brian McCann (shoulder) opening the year on the disabled list.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Evan Gattis fighting for final spot

    Braves prospect Evan Gattis and Matt Pagnozzi are vying for the final spot on the roster, MLB.com reports. "Everybody on the team is pretty much set," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Now the battle is, 'Who do you take behind the plate to complement [Gerald] Laird?'"Gattis, who is the team's No. 16 prospect according to MLB.com, may have the upper hand. He is batting .358 (19 for 53) with five doubles and five home runs in 22 games this spring. Pagnozzi is hitting .310 (9 for 29) with no homers and five RBI in 14 Grapefruit League games.