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Marlins fend off Braves' rally

...Gordon's three hits hiked his average to .332. Christian Yelich came within a homer of hitting for the cycle, and backup catcher Jeff Mathis had four RBI to increase his season total to 11.Fernandez (6-0) needed the support. He also needed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-09-25/marlins-fend-braves-rall
Marlins cut ties with Jarrod Saltalamacchia

...a World Series championship in 2013.Jhonatan Solano, recalled last week from Triple-A, remains the Marlins' backup catcher. Veteran Jeff Mathis is expected to be sidelined another three to five weeks with a broken right hand.The Marlins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-27/marlins-cut-ties-jarrod-
Braves complete season-opening sweep of Marlins

MIAMI - The way the Atlanta Braves are pitching, one big swing from their backup catcher was enough to complete a sweep.A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer and five pitchers combined on a six-hitter Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-08/braves-complete-season-o
Big first inning lifts Braves past Pirates

...a lot."? John Buck, an 11-year major league veteran who was attempting to land a job with the Braves as a backup catcher, has retired.The 34-year-old, an All-Star in 2010 with Toronto, hit 134 home runs with seven big league...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-26/big-first-inning-lifts-b
Ex-Brave Dan Uggla sinks Atlanta

...with RBI singles, gave the Braves a 12-10 lead in the seventh with another RBI single.Pierzynski, signed as a backup catcher in January, has a .475 average and 14 RBI in 40 career at-bats against Washington.Atlanta starter Julio Teheran allowed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-28/ex-brave-dan-uggla-sinks
Red Sox-Yankees take part in different kind of marathon - a 19-inning game

...but came through one last time in the 19th.Bogaerts singled, stole second and went to third on a passed ball by backup catcher John Ryan Murphy, who had just replaced McCann. Betts delivered a sac fly to center.It appeared New York might...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-11/red-sox-yankees-take-par
Key grand slams run through San Francisco Giants organization

...league history.Bumgarner became the first pitcher in 48 years to hit two grand slams in the same season.Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez, also a former GreenJacket, set the tone for a season of slams by hitting one in the 11th inning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-21/key-grand-slams-run-thro
September call-ups have purpose for these Royals

...unavailable.When it comes to position players, Yost is able to substitute more freely. He may have been reticent to use backup catcher Erik Kratz as a pinch hitter lest something happened to starter Sal Perez, but Francisco Pena's arrival gives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-04/september-call-ups-have-
Nationals fend off elimination

...needed that Japanese good luck figurine that appeared in the NL East champions' dugout Monday morning courtesy of backup catcher Jose Lobaton. The right-hander, who grew up about two hours away in the Central Valley city of Merced, gave...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-06/nationals-fend-eliminati
Braves: Atlanta adds another piece for future

...is higher than any other name in the deal. FanGraphs' Kiley McDaniel labeled him a 45 OFP, which is utility or backup catcher material. But there's the chance for a little more if the glove improves, so an uptick there would result in something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-02-01/braves-atlan