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Andrew Knapp
Favorite for backup gig
CPhiladelphia Phillies
February 19, 2019
Manager Gabe Kapler said Monday that Knapp is in the "driver's seat" for the Phillies' backup catcher spot, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Willians Astudillo
Will compete for utility role
CMinnesota Twins
February 18, 2019
Astudillo will be given a chance to win a spot on the 25-man roster as a utility player, chief baseball officer Derek Falvey told TheAthletic.com. "He's clearly put himself in a position to be a major-league player and bounce around, potentially play multiple positions. Him playing other positions is valuable," said Falvey.
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Max Stassi
Looking to sustain offense
CHouston Astros
February 17, 2019
Stassi believes he found the root cause of his offensive fade over the second half of 2018, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Yan Gomes
May be splitting catching duties
CWashington Nationals
February 15, 2019
Manager Dave Martinez said he plans to split catching duties between Gomes and Kurt Suzuki, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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Kurt Suzuki
Should split catching duties
CWashington Nationals
February 15, 2019
Manager Dave Martinez plans to split catching duties between Suzuki and Yan Gomes, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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Jeff Mathis
Likely to play often
CTexas Rangers
February 15, 2019
The Rangers want Mathis to start more than half of their games behind the plate, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Erik Kratz
Enters camp as third catcher
CMilwaukee Brewers
February 14, 2019
Manager Craig Counsell said Kratz is currently Milwaukee's third string catcher, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Adam Moore
Invited to Rangers' camp
CTexas Rangers  NRI
February 14, 2019
Moore signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Thursday which includes an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
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Willians Astudillo
Set to report Saturday
CMinnesota Twins
February 14, 2019
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Tim Federowicz
Gets MiLB deal from Tribe
CCleveland Indians  NRI
February 14, 2019
Federowicz signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Thursday.
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Curt Casali
Offseason hip surgery
CCincinnati Reds
Hip
February 14, 2019
Casali had hip surgery over the offseason, but he's expected to be ready for Opening Day, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Gary Sanchez
Easing into game action
CNew York Yankees
Shoulder
February 14, 2019
Sanchez (shoulder) will get back to playing in games during the second week of the spring training schedule, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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Alex Avila
Slated to share time
CArizona Diamondbacks
February 13, 2019
Avila will share time with at least two other catchers in 2019, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
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Carson Kelly
Expected to share time
CArizona Diamondbacks
February 13, 2019
Kelly is expected to split time with two other catchers in 2019, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
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Connor Joe
Vying for reserve catcher spot
CCincinnati Reds
February 13, 2019
Joe will focus on catching during spring training, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Willians Astudillo
Delayed by visa issues
CMinnesota Twins
Not Injury Related
February 13, 2019
Astudillo has not arrived at spring training yet due to visa issues, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Jesus Sucre
Stuck in Venezuela with visa delay
CBaltimore Orioles  NRI
Not Injury Related
February 13, 2019
Sucre has not reported to spring training yet due to visa issues, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Caleb Joseph
Reaches deal with Arizona
CArizona Diamondbacks
February 13, 2019
Joseph signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Francisco Cervelli
Healthy heading into spring
CPittsburgh Pirates
February 12, 2019
Cervelli, who will become a free agent following the 2019 season, says he's concussion-free after missing time due to multiple concussions last summer, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
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A.J. Ellis
Hangs it up
CFree Agent  
February 11, 2019
Ellis has retired from baseball and will join San Diego's front office, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Stephen Vogt
Agrees to deal with Giants
CSan Francisco Giants  NRI
Shoulder
February 11, 2019
Vogt (shoulder) agreed to a minor-league contract with a spring-training invite with the Giants on Monday, Janie McCauley of the Associated Press reports.
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Nick Hundley
Signs with Oakland
COakland Athletics  NRI
February 11, 2019
Hundley signed a minor-league deal with Oakland on Monday which includes an invitation to spring training.
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Isiah Kiner-Falefa
To stick with catching
CTexas Rangers
February 9, 2019
The Rangers plan to have Kiner-Falefa concentrate more on catching than the infield in 2019, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Telegram reports.
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Buster Posey
Expects to be ready for Opening Day
CSan Francisco Giants
February 8, 2019
Posey (hip) expects to be ready for Opening Day, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Rene Rivera
Joins Giants
CSan Francisco Giants  NRI
February 8, 2019
Rivera signed a minor-league deal with the Giants on Friday, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
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