Barnhart is not in the Reds lineup on Tuesday against the Giants, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Barnhart should be back in the lineup on Wednesday when the Reds take on left-hander Madison Bumgarner and the Giants. The 25-year-old has continued to get better each month, hitting a very respectable .308 in 52 July at-bats. Ramon Cabrera will get the start behind the plate for the Reds on Tuesday.
Barnhart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks. After starting behind the plate the previous two days, Barnhart will get the afternoon in the series finale, as Ramon Cabrera assume catching duties. Barnhart is in the midst of a productive July, during which he's hit .313 to go with three homers, 12 RBI and a stolen base.
Barnhart went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Friday against the Diamondbacks. Branhart's fifth bomb of 2016 extended the Reds' lead to 4-2 in the sixth inning of a home win. He's now homered in back-to-back starts, and he's slashing .266/.328/.402 in 231 at-bats on the year.
Barnhart is not in Saturday's lineup against Milwaukee. Barnhart gets a day off every couple of days, so being out of Saturday's lineup isn't anything unusual. Ramon Cabrera will be taking over his spot behind the plate and batting eighth.
Barnhart went 1-for-4 with a game-changing three-run blast in Wednesday's 5-3 victory over the Cubs. Barnhart's third homer of the season off Trevor Cahill in the seventh not only put Cincinnati back ahead, but continued his personal hot stretch. In 14 games since June 18, the switch-hitting catcher is batting .348 (16-for-46) with eight RBI. On the current road trip, he is 8-for-20.