Caratini is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.
The backstop will get a rest after starting the previous two games behind the plate. Webster Rivas will catch Blake Snell and bat eighth Tuesday.
Caratini is not starting Saturday's game against the Reds, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The switch-hitting catcher rests after consecutive successful days at the plate, launching a walk-off homer and going 2-for-4 Thursday before walking three times Friday. Webster Rivas fills in behind the plate Saturday.
Caratini went 2-for-4 with a walkoff two-run home run in Thursday's 6-4 win over Cincinnati.
Caratini took Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett deep with one out in the ninth inning. The homer was Caratini's fifth of the season. The catcher has added 25 RBI, 19 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases while slashing .218/.310/.361 through 168 plate appearances. The 27-year-old will continue to see the majority of the catching duties while Austin Nola (knee) remains on the injured list.
Caratini isn't starting Wednesday's game against Colorado.
Caratini went 1-for-6 with a double, an RBI and two strikeouts across the last two games. Webster Rivas will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Caratini is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Caratini gets a routine breather after he caught each of the last three games for San Diego. Webster Rivas will form a battery with starting pitcher Chris Paddack in the series finale.
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.
Caratini isn't starting Friday's game against the Astros.
Caratini should serve as the primary catcher in the near future after Austin Nola (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, but he'll be held out for the series opener in Houston. Webster Rivas will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Caratini went 0-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Brewers.
With the score 0-0 in the third inning and runners on the corners against Corbin Burnes, the Padres got aggressive and Caratini did something no San Diego catcher had ever done before in franchise history -- steal home. After Ha-Seong Kim took off for second base, Caratini headed home when the throw from Omar Narvaez went through and he just beat the return toss from Willy Adames. The Padres made life miserable for Narvaez all night by going 6-for-6 on steal attempts, allowing them to rack up offense despite only five hits and zero homers. Caratini's swipe was his second of the season but only the third of his career.
Caratini went 1-for-2 with a grand slam and a walk in a 5-3 win over Colorado in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Caratini's blast in the sixth inning gave San Diego all the offense it needed to emerge with a win. The catcher has three home runs, 16 RBI, 10 runs scored and a stolen base through 27 games played this year. He's likely to split time with Austin Nola throughout the season, although Caratini is nearly guaranteed to play when Yu Darvish is on the mound.
Caratini went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh.
The backstop put the Padres on the board with 401-foot blast in the third inning. The homer was Caratini's second this season and accounted for his 12th RBI. He is slashing .217/.313/.333 overall.
Caratini will continue to get plenty of work behind the plate despite the return of Austin Nola, Bill Center of FriarWire reports.
Nola may eventually emerge as the Padres' primary catcher, but in the short term he will essentially split time with Caratini behind the plate, according to manager Jayce Tingler. "Victor has played extremely well, he's done a great job with the staff. Also, Nola, having some issues with the finger and some swelling and things like that, I don't think we've got him built up to go four on, one-off. There's the opportunity to split some time and keep both guys active." So far this season, Caratini is slashing .230/.333/.311 with 11 RBI and a 30.6 percent strikeout rate.
Caratini will start at catcher and bat seventh Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
The 27-year-old was originally positioned on the bench for Wednesday's series finale, but he'll end up receiving the start with Luis Campusano optioned to the alternate site to make room on the roster for Austin Nola (finger). Caratini has a .236/.317/.327 slash line and 34.9 percent strikeout rate through 20 games this season, and he should see a decrease in playing time with Nola back from the injured list and slated to take over primary catching duties.
Caratini is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
Caratini has been seeing steady playing time and has been productive (.798 OPS) despite an uptick in strikeouts (10) over the last seven games. Luis Campusano is starting behind the dish and batting seventh. Austin Nola (finger) is expected to be activated this weekend.
Caratini isn't starting Thursday's game against the Dodgers.
Caratini will retreat to the bench for the second time in the last three games after he went 1-for-4 with a double, one RBI and two strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee. Luis Campusano will start behind the plate, batting seventh.
Caratini isn't starting Friday's game against the Dodgers.
Caratini will retreat to the bench for a second straight contest after he went 1-for-11 with a double and one RBI in his last four games. Luis Campusano will start behind the dish Friday, batting eighth.
Caratini is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.
Caratini appears to be receiving a maintenance day after making starts at catcher Sunday and Monday. Luis Campusano checks in behind the plate Tuesday, catching for southpaw Blake Snell.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/21||vs LAD||W 6-2||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|06/20||vs CIN||W 3-2||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|06/19||vs CIN||W 7-5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/18||vs CIN||W 8-2||1||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|06/17||vs CIN||W 6-4||4||1||2||1||2||0||0|
|06/16||@ COL||L 7-8||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/15||@ COL||L 4-8||3||0||0||0||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2014||AFX-Kane County Cougars||14||53||7||14||4||1||0||13||4||10||0||0||.264||.310||.377|
|2015||AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican||112||393||39||101||31||1||4||53||49||75||0||0||.257||.342||.371|
|2019||AFX-South Bend Cubs||5||12||1||3||1||0||0||1||3||3||0||0||.250||.400||.333|