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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-
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
GreenJackets Gameday: Buddy Borden vs. Carlos Diaz

...Sim before the game, as he was assigned to Augusta from Double-A Richmond. Sim will provide Augusta a legitimate backup catcher behind Ty Ross. As I wrote after Wednesday's game, Leo Rojas, who had served as Ross' backup, struggled to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-05-15/greenjackets
Daily Prospect Report: April 23

...4 RBI, 2 BB. Casali probably has reserve potential in the majors. He has the body and skill set to be a quality backup catcher, including good receiving skills. Brandon Drury (Diamondbacks A+): 3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI. The former Braves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-04-24/daily-prospe
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine on hall of fame ballot for first time

...Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals for a cash consideration.The 30-year-old Kottaras served as Kansas City's backup catcher last season after being claimed off waivers from Oakland in January. He played in 46 games, hitting .180 with five...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-26/greg-maddux-tom-glavine-
Brian McCann among the eight Braves to file for free agency

...21 homers and 65 RBI in 354 at-bats as a rookie while splitting time between catcher and left field, and veteran backup catcher Gerald Laird. They also have strong-armed catching prospect Christian Bethancourt, 21, who made strides as a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-01/brian-mccann-among-eight
Former Augusta GreenJacket Jon Lester pitches Red Sox to within one win of another World Series title

...the opener."I think the biggest thing is me and Rossy have had a good rhythm," said Lester of the former Braves backup catcher. "Early on, we just went back to our game plan from Game 1 and just fell back on that and really just tried to make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-28/former-augusta-greenjack
GreenJackets can clinch division this week

...the Flying Squirrels.Brad Moss was recently activated from the disabled list and fills the spot of Zambrano as a backup catcher to Turner. Moss has started two games since returning, recording one hit and one walk.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-08-26/greenjackets-can-clinch-
Braves' Brian McCann has successful surgery, expects to be healthy in 2013

...is pretty solid."There is a $500,000 buyout if the Braves don't pick up the option on McCann's contract.Backup catcher David Ross, who will be a free agent, has been a productive fill-in for McCann. Ross will be 36 next season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-10-17/braves-brian-mccann-has-
Marlins ship big names to Blue Jays as part of fire sale

...already-small fan base.Guillen was fired after only one season with the team and replaced this month by the Marlins' former backup catcher, Mike Redmond.The roster purge during the season reduced the payroll to $90.3 million from $112 million on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-11-13/marlins-ship-big-names-b