"I'm not a baseball player. I'm a catcher. I've been doing it for 17 years and that's all I'm going to do. And I like to be behind the plate. It sounds crazy, but I like to get hit and do my thing. So, I'm here now."

— Catcher Francisco Cervelli, who was signed by the Braves to help fill in for injured Brian McCann. Cervelli has a history of concussions and was recently granted his release by the Pirates.



Players who have stolen 30 bases and hit 30 homers in a season before their 22nd birthday — the Angels' Mike Trout in 2012 and the Braves' Ronald Acuna this season. Acuna has 36 homers and 30 steals (No. 30 came Friday), putting a 40-40 season within the realm of possibility. Only four players have posted 40-40 seasons.


Jhoulys Chacin

Pitcher • Brewers

The Brewers' Opening Day starter was designated for assignment on Saturday. Chacin is 3-10 with a 5.79 ERA this season and has been on the injured list since late July.