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Christian Bethancourt

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Brewers | Milwaukee cuts eight players

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 05:59:09 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers optioned RHP Junior Guerra and OFs Keon Broxton and Brett Phillips to Class AAA Colorado Springs Saturday, March 24. They have also reassigned INFs Nick Franklin and Nate Orr, OF Kyle Wren, C Christian Bethancourt and RHP Radhames Liz to minor league camp.

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Brewers | Milwaukee signs Christian Bethancourt

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:56:14 -0800

The Milwaukee Brewers signed C Christian Bethancourt to a minor league contract Monday, Jan. 8. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.

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Padres | Christian Bethancourt to focus on pitching

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:52:15 -0700

San Diego Padres C/RHP Christian Bethancourt will work on transitioning to being a pitcher full time, according to MLB.com. Bethancourt was sent to Class AAA El Paso earlier in the week.

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Padres | Christian Bethancourt demoted

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:42:30 -0700

San Diego Padres C/RHP Christian Bethancourt was sent down to Class AAA Tuesday, April 25.

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Padres | Christian Bethancourt to DL

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:46:21 -0700

San Diego Padres C Christian Bethancourt (intercostal) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, Aug. 31.

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Padres | No Derek Norris against Toronto

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:10:34 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 27. C Christian Bethancourt is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: If you can stomach the sub-.200 batting average, Norris can help in the counting stats given his 41 runs, 12 home runs and 33 RBI this season. However, he's likely best left to deep mixed, two-catcher and NL-only leagues. Bethancourt has a respectable .259/.300/.429 slash line for a backstop, but he isn't receiving enough playing time to be anything more than a low-end option in two-catcher and NL-only formats. He checks out as a contrarian flier in daily contests Wednesday, though.

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Padres | Wil Myers back after a day off

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:27:39 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers is in the starting lineup batting second against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer on Saturday, July 23. OF Travis Jankowski is also back after a rest day and will hit leadoff. However, C Derek Norris will sit in favor of C Christian Bethancourt, who will fill in behind the plate and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Myers sat out Friday after getting hit by a pitch for the first time all season Thursday, but the absence was not believed to be injury-related and this proves it. A bigger concern for fantasy owners is his 2-for-22 slump - something that doesn't figure to get much better with Scherzer on the mound, although he is 4-for-6 lifetime against the right-hander. Myers has been too good this season to bench, so non-DFS owners should keep starting him in hopes he can get back on track soon.

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Padres | Derek Norris, Alexei Ramirez out

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:16:58 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris and SS Alexei Ramirez are not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, July 20. C Christian Bethancourt is catching and hitting seventh, while 2B Alexi Amarista is at the 6 and is batting eighth against Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt has surprising pop with five home runs and 14 RBI as SD's backup catcher in 105 at-bats, but he's still more of a low-end sleeper pick to save salary cap space in DFS. Amarista barely moves the needle in even the deepest of fantasy leagues and is a long shot to make noise hitting low in the batting order.

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Padres | Derek Norris sitting out

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:35:16 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto Sunday, July 17. C Christian Bethancourt will start at catcher and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is hitting .333 in limited playing time this month and should be considered in two-catcher leagues.

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Padres | Alex Dickerson will not start

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:45:52 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Alex Dickerson is not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Friday, July 15. C Christian Bethancourt will start in left field and is batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt has not received a lot of playing time recently but does have at least one hit in three of the last four games. He should have some value in two-catcher leagues but probably will not be used in most mixed leagues.

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