Knapp is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Knapp's time as the Phillies' top catcher came to an end Saturday, when J.T. Realmuto (hand) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list. When healthy, Realmuto is expected to handle one of the heaviest workloads among all catchers, so Knapp will be lucky to get more than one start behind the plate per week moving forward.
Knapp will start at catcher and bat seventh Sunday against the Red Sox, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Knapp will rejoin the lineup and pick up his fifth start in six games after resting in Saturday's 4-3 loss in favor of Rafael Marchan. Though he looks poised to hold down the No. 1 catcher role until J.T. Realmuto (hand) returns from the injured list, Knapp isn't an especially appealing fantasy option. Through 68 plate appearances on the season, Knapp is slashing .164/.235/.213 with one home run, nine RBI and six runs.
Knapp (side) will catch and bat seventh Tuesday against the Marlins, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Knapp was expected to start Sunday's game against the Blue Jays but was a very late scratch due to side tightness. The issue was evidently a minor one, as he'll the get the call Tuesday with J.T. Realmuto still out with a wrist injury.
Knapp was a late scratch Sunday against the Blue Jays with left side tightness, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Knapp was penciled in behind the plate Sunday versus Toronto with J.T. Realmuto (wrist) sidelined, but Rafael Marchan instead came to the plate during the first inning. The Phillies are potentially down to zero available bench players with Realmuto, Bryce Harper (shoulder) and Didi Gregorius (elbow) sitting with injuries.
Knapp will start at catcher and bat seventh Thursday against the Nationals.
Behind the plate for the second day in a row, Knapp looks poised to take over as the Phillies' primary backstop for the time being after J.T. Realmuto (knee) was moved to the COVID-19 injured list Thursday. The Phillies have yet to offer a timeline of when Realmuto might be ready to return from the IL, but while he's on the shelf, Knapp will have a clear path to the No. 1 role. Philadelphia recalled another catcher in Rafael Marchan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, but he's not expected to immediately push Knapp for playing time.
Knapp is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Knapp started at catcher in three of the Phillies' last four games, with J.T. Realmuto missing two of those contests due to a sore left hand. Realmuto made enough progress to gain clearance to start in the series finale Sunday, so Knapp looks like he'll be relegated to a lightly-used reserve role moving forward.
Knapp went 2-for-3 with a home run in Sunday's win over the Braves.
Knapp is not going to enjoy a lot of playing time since he will be the backup to J.T. Realmuto, but he certainly made his presence felt in this one and launched his first homer of the campaign. Knapp has never hit more than four home runs in a single season over the course of his four-year big-league career, however, so he can't be trusted for sustained production -- especially given his role.
Knapp will head back to his typical backup catcher role this upcoming season, as Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports the Phillies signed J.T. Realmuto to a five-year, $115.5 million deal Tuesday.
Realmuto became a free agent after declining a qualifying offer in November, leaving Knapp potentially lined up to enter the season as a starter. He'll now revert to the backup role which probably suits him best, as his .230/.337/.350 career slash line isn't exactly starter material given his mediocre glove. The Phillies' hitter-friendly home park and Knapp's encouraging .278/.404/.444 line in a small sample of 89 plate appearances do make him an interesting option should Realmuto miss time at any point this season, but Realmuto has always handled a heavy workload when healthy, so there's little sense picking up Knapp unless that happens.
Knapp signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Phillies on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
There has been a lot of talk about the Phillies being unwilling to pay up to retain J.T. Realmuto in free agency, so as things stand, Knapp has a solid chance to be the team's starting catcher in 2021. He hit .278/.404/.444 with two home runs in 89 plate appearances last season. Those numbers figure to dip substantially over a larger sample, but with a career walk rate of 13.2 percent and an improved strikeout rate of 21.3 percent last season, there's a chance he could be underrated in redraft leagues.
Knapp will start at catcher and will bat eighth Wednesday against the Nationals.
No. 1 catcher J.T. Realmuto is in the lineup for the second day in a row, but he'll be playing first base while he remains less than 100 percent physically due to a hip injury. Realmuto could end up seeing the bulk of his playing time at first base or designated hitter for the rest of the regular season, which would pave the way for Knapp to hold down the fort as Philadelphia's primary backstop. Over his last 10 games, Knapp has gone 6-for-26 with six walks, six RBI and three runs.
Knapp is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
Rafael Marchan will step in behind the dish to replace Knapp, who has served as the Phillies' primary catcher for the past week while J.T. Realmuto has dealt with a hip injury. Realmuto appears on track to rejoin the Philadelphia lineup as soon as Monday's game against the Nationals, so both Knapp and Marchan look set to see their opportunities decline during the final week of the regular season.
Knapp isn't starting Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.
Knapp went 1-for-3 with a triple, two RBI and one strikeout during the first game of Friday's twin bill, and he'll retreat to the bench for Game 2. Rafael Marchan will take over behind the dish for the nightcap.
Knapp will start at catcher and will bat sixth Wednesday against the Mets, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Making his fourth start in five games, Knapp will continue to serve as the Phillies' No. 1 backstop until J.T. Realmuto (hip) is ready to play again. The Phillies have thus far resisted placing Realmuto on the 10-day injured list and are optimistic he'll be ready to catch by the weekend, at which point Knapp will lose almost all of his short-term fantasy value.
Knapp went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk Sunday in the Phillies' 14-1 loss to the Mets.
With top backstop J.T. Realmuto getting a rare day off Sunday, Knapp cracked the starting nine for the ninth time this season. Knapp surprisingly provided the lone offense the Phillies could muster against Jacob deGrom, as he took the Mets ace deep in the second inning to even the game at 1-1. Despite the quality day at the dish, Knapp isn't expected to see his opportunities increase so long as Realmuto is healthy and available.
Knapp went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.
Knapp got a rare start behind the plate with J.T. Realmuto starting as the designated hitter. He came through with two separate RBI knocks, the first coming in the second inning when he doubled to deep left field to drive in Didi Gregorius. He followed that up with a single in the eighth frame to drive in Jean Segura. Behind one of the best catchers in baseball, Knapp has only nine plate appearances to this point in the season.
Knapp will start behind the plate and bat ninth in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Braves.
He'll be starting for the second time in the Phillies' nine games this season, as J.T. Realmuto gets a breather for the afternoon game before presumably rejoining the lineup to catch the nightcap. Realmuto is expected to continue shouldering one of the heaviest workloads among all catchers this season, so expect Knapp's action to remain very limited, even relative to most other No. 2 backstops.
Knapp (ribs) is in the lineup for Thursday's spring game against the Rays, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Knapp's rib injury has limited him to just one at-bat this spring, but he is ready to get behind the plate, and will do so Thursday. Despite the late start, Knapp -- barring any setbacks -- is on track to open the season as the Phillies' backup catcher.
Knapp (rib cage) is expected to catch before the end of the week, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Knapp has been slowed by an injured muscle in his rib cage since early in camp. He got his first at-bat Monday against the Yankees as a pinch hitter and should be able to catch soon, though time is getting tight for him to be in game shape by Opening Day. The Phillies are evidently confident he'll be able to do so, however, as they optioned Deivy Grullon, the team's third catcher, on Monday.
Knapp has yet to swing a bat since tweaking his rib cage over a week ago, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Knapp's injury initially appeared to be minor, though the fact that he's still being held back from swinging a bat is at least a slight concern. He's been able to do some drills, catch bullpens and play catch, so the delay may just stem from an abundance of caution by the Phillies early in camp. If the issue lasts long enough that Knapp can't build up in time for Opening Day, expect Deivy Grullon to make the team as the backup catcher behind J.T. Realmuto.
Knapp tweaked his left rib cage on a swing Wednesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Knapp didn't appear to be significantly injured upon an initial evaluation but will be checked out more thoroughly Thursday. Knapp lines up as the backup catcher behind J.T. Realmuto this season, provided he can hold of Deivy Grullon for the job.
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