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  • Blue Jays' Russell Martin: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Martin is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres, according to Sportsnet's Barry Davis.

    Martin started the last two games, but he will be held out Wednesday with R.A. Dickey getting the start for the Blue Jays. Josh Thole will catch Dickey as he regularly does.

  • Indians' Roberto Perez: Sitting out Wednesday

    Perez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, according to Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal.

    Perez started the last three games behind the plate, but he will be held out Wednesday with the Indians playing a day game following a night game. Chris Gimenez will serve as the Indians' catcher in Perez's place.

  • Sandy Leon C | BOS

    Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Late addition to lineup

    Leon will start behind the plate Tuesday against the Tigers after Ryan Hanigan was scratched due to illness, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

    Leon will bat eighth while catching knuckleballer Steven Wright during Tuesday's contest. Wright has normally been caught by Hanigan throughout the season, but Leon will slide back into the lineup after going 2-for-4 with an RBI on Monday.

  • Ryan Hanigan C | BOS

    Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan: Scratched with flu-like symptoms

    Hanigan (illness) was a late scratch to the lineup Tuesday, going down with flu-like symptoms, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

    Hanigan was originally slotted to catch knuckleballer Steven Wright, which he has done most of this season when he's been healthy. In his place, the Red Sox plugged in Sandy Leon behind the plate against the Tigers on Tuesday. Hanigan will be considered day-to-day.

  • Juan Centeno C | MIN

    Twins' Juan Centeno: Out of Tuesday's lineup

    Centeno is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

    After starting three consecutive games, Centeno is out of Tuesday's lineup as Kurt Suzuki returns from his recent chin injury. Although Centeno went 6-for-12 during Suzuki's absence, there's no reason to believe he'll be used in a greater capacity going forward.

  • Kurt Suzuki C | MIN

    Twins' Kurt Suzuki: Returns to lineup Tuesday

    Suzuki (face) is back in the lineup Tuesday, batting eighth and starting at catcher.

    Just days after receiving eight stitches for a lacerated chin, Suzuki will draw back in behind the plate for Tuesday's interleague matchup with the Braves. His return will bump Juan Centeno back to the bench. Suzuki has slashed .319/.347/.468 with eight RBI in 47 July at-bats.

  • Jason Castro C | HOU

    Astros' Jason Castro: Out of Tuesday's lineup

    Castro will sit out Tuesday's game against the Yankees.

    Castro will take a seat as the Yankees send southpaw CC Sabathia to the mound. His future role behind the plate remains a question mark following the Astros promotion of Alex Bregman, potentially leading to Evan Gattis playing more behind the dish to open up the DH spot. With all bodies healthy, Castro's playing time could shrink moving forward.

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    Tigers' James McCann: Out of lineup Tuesday

    McCann is not in the Tigers lineup Tuesday.

    This is a normal day off for the catcher, who has been struggling over his last 16 games, slashing .176/.236/.196 in that span. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will replace him behind the dish despite having his own struggles at bat this year.

  • Mariners' Chris Iannetta: Out of Tuesday's lineup

    Iannetta is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

    This will be the fourth time that Seattle has opted to start Mike Zunino instead of Iannetta behind the plate over the last seven days. With team management expressing a desire to play Zunino on a more regular basis, the struggling Iannetta will have fewer chances in coming games to increase his already low production.

  • Sandy Leon C | BOS

    Red Sox's Sandy Leon: Out of lineup Tuesday

    Leon is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

    The Red Sox will deploy Ryan Hanigan behind the dish Tuesday to catch knuckleballer Steven Wright. With that, Leon will get the night off Tuesday, marking his second absence from the lineup in the last three days. He figures to rejoin the lineup Wednesday to catch for lefty Eduardo Rodriguez.