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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
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
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' Evan Gattis takes incredible ride to big leagues

...spring training as a non-roster player, and went on to hit .358 in the spring to earn a spot on the team as a backup catcher, albeit with starter Brian McCann on the disabled list, still recovering from shoulder surgery.He got off to a remarkably...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-05-23/braves-evan-gattis-takes
George Brett embraces Pine Tar Game as one of his defining moments

...didn't love it at the time."That just shows you his intensity," said current Royals manager Ned Yost, who was a backup catcher for the Brewers in 1983. "It shows you the type of player he was."The Royals immediately appealed McClelland's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-07-23/george-brett-embraces-pi
Orioles acquire Bud Norris on mostly-quiet trade deadline day

...before Aug. 31.On Wednesday, Houston also sent outfielder Justin Maxwell to Kansas City and the Dodgers picked up backup catcher Drew Butera from Minnesota and sent him to the minors.The young Astros, with the worst record in baseball at 35-70...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-07-31/orioles-acquire-bud-norr
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-