Caratini is on the bench Tuesday against the Cubs, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com of reports. He gets a day off following a solid, 2-for-3 performance Monday. Caratini's double against the Cubs was just his third extra-base hit in his last 18 games, and he's slugging a mere .357 on the season. Webster Rivas starts behind the dish and bats eighth Tuesday.
Caratini went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs Monday in the Padres' 9-4 win over the Cubs. He also reached base when he was hit by a pitch. After posting a .133 on-base average across his previous six contests, Caratini was able to get back on track against his former team. He'll continue to serve as the Padres' No. 1 catcher while Austin Nola likely remains on the injured list through late June, but Caratini's fantasy upside will be fairly suppressed due to his lack of power and low placement in the lineup.
Caratini is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets. After he was behind the plate for all nine innings of Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Mets, Caratini will be given a routine breather for the day game after a night game. Webster Rivas will catch starting pitcher Chris Paddack in the series finale.
Caratini isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs. Caratini will get a breather after he blasted a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs. Webster Rivas will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Caratini went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Tuesday's loss to the Cubs. His fifth-inning shot against Kyle Hendricks got the Padres on the board. Caratini, who has tallied four long balls across 40 games this season, is expected to see an uptick in playing time with Austin Nola (knee) on the 10-day injured list.
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