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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Pops 250th career homer

    Perez went 2-for-5 with a home run and four total RBI in Saturday's win over the Mets.

    Perez's hit in the fourth inning was initially rule a double, but it was overturned to a home run upon review, as the tape showed that the ball was deflected by Brandon Nimmo over the left-field wall at Citi Field. It was the fourth homer of the season for Perez and the 250th of his illustrious career. Perez is still the leader in the Kansas City clubhouse and he continues to play nearly every day between catcher and first base.

  • Max Stassi C | CHW

    White Sox's Max Stassi: Recovery slowed

    Stassi (hip) was hit on the hand by a backswing in a recent game and his projected return has been pushed back as a result, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Stassi was in the midst of a rehab assignment to return from a hip injury and was seemingly closing in on activation. His new injury isn't a fracture, so he may still not be far off from a return but his timeline is now up in the air. General manager Chris Getz has stated the team will not activate Stassi until he can catch back-to-back games.

  • Cal Raleigh C | SEA

    Mariners' Cal Raleigh: Resting Saturday

    Raleigh isn't in the Mariners' lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

    Raleigh will get a day to regroup after striking out in each of his four at-bats during Friday's series opener. Seby Zavala will fill in behind the dish and bat ninth.

  • Bo Naylor C | CLE

    Guardians' Bo Naylor: Gets breather for nightcap

    Naylor isn't in the Guardians' lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with the Yankees.

    Naylor went 0-for-2 and walked twice during a loss in Game 1, and he'll watch the second game of Saturday's action from the dugout. David Fry will get the nod to start behind the plate and bat seventh.

  • Carson Kelly C | DET

    Tigers' Carson Kelly: Sitting out nightcap

    Kelly isn't in the Tigers' lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.

    After going 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored during Game 1, Kelly will get a breather in the nightcap. Jake Rogers will take his place behind the plate and bat ninth.

  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Provides lone run in loss

    Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Mets.

    Perez was responsible for the Royals' only run and one of their three hits when he took Luis Severino deep in the second inning. Perez continues to hit well in the cleanup spot, batting .327 with an .871 OPS, three homers, 11 RBI, seven runs scored and a double over 14 contests. With the Royals playing well early on, Perez's success should lead to an increase in counting stats after he had 80 RBI and 59 runs scored over 140 games last year.

  • Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Riding pine Saturday

    Kirk is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rockies.

    Kirk is tied for seventh among catchers with 50 plate appearances, but he is hitting just .133, due in large part to a .162 BABIP. Brian Serven is starting behind the dish in this one, and meanwhile, Danny Jansen (wrist) has two rehab games under his belt with Triple-A Buffalo.

  • Austin Wells C | NYY

    Yankees' Austin Wells: Idle for Game 1

    Wells isn't in the Yankees' lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against Cleveland.

    Wells will begin the first game of Saturday's slate in the dugout, though he will likely get the nod to start behind the dish in the nightcap. In the meantime, Jose Trevino will start against right-hander Carlos Carrasco and bat eighth.

  • Jair Camargo C | MIN

    Twins' Jair Camargo: Recalled Saturday

    Camargo was recalled from Triple-A St. Paul prior to Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

    The 24-year-old catcher was slashing .268/.362/.463 with two home runs and 10 strikeouts in 11 games for Triple-A St. Paul and he was a league-average (100 wRC+) in 90 games at Triple-A last year. Ryan Jeffers and Christian Vazquez are still active, so Camargo will likely play sparingly in the short term. If he gets into a game, it would be his big-league debut.

  • Ryan Jeffers C | MIN

    Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Sitting for Game 1

    Jeffers isn't in the Twins' lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Jeffers will get a breather to begin Saturday's activities after going 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored during Friday's loss. Christian Vazquez will fill in behind the plate and bat eighth in Game 1, likely setting up Jeffers to start in the nightcap.

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