• by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    Reds catcher Brayan Pena remains sidelined Tuesday

    Reds catcher Brayan Pena (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Giants. Pena has not appeared in a game since injuring his hamstring during last Wednesday's contest. Tucker Barnhart will return behind the plate Tuesday after ceding back-to-back starts to Ramon Cabrera.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Reds' Tucker Barnhart gets start over Brayan Pena

    Reds catcher Brayan Pena isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs. Pena has started 56 games behind the plate, including four of the last five. Pena is replaced by Tucker Barnhart, who gets the call for 29th time. He's started four of the last eight at catcher.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart totals career-best four hits

    Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart totaled a career-high four hits and drove in two runs during an 11-7 win Monday against the Twins. He also had one run. Barnhart had a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the first inning and an RBI single in the third inning. He doubled in the sixth and singled again in the eighth. Barnhart has been on a nice run offensively, hitting safely in five straight games. He has totaled multiple hits four times in that span. However, Monday was the first time in 10 June games that he drove in a run. He is batting .600 (12 for 20) with four doubles and one walk in his last five games.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Reds shuffle lineup before second game against Mets

    The Reds will shuffle the bottom of their lineup against the Mets on Saturday. Outfielder Marlon Byrd will take over center field over Billy Hamilton and bat fifth in the lineup. Left fielder Skip Schumaker will hit sixth, taking over for Chris Dominguez who held the spot for Friday's game. Ivan De Jesus will replace Eugenio Suarez at the shortstop position while batting out of the seventh spot. Finally, Tucker Barnhart will replace Brayan Pena at the catcher spot and will hit from the eighth spot.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Reds C Tucker Barnhart records first three-hit game of season

    Reds rookie catcher Tucker Barnhart went 3 for 4 against the Pirates on Wednesday. The three-hit performance was the first of his career. During his last three games, Barnhart is hitting .461 with six hits, two doubles and two runs.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Tucker Barnhart replaces Brayan Pena at Reds' catcher

    Catcher Brayan Pena is out of the starting lineup for the Reds game on Saturday. Pena has started 40 games this season, including the last four, and six of the last seven. Tucker Barnhart will replace Pena behind the plate for the 16th time this year. Barnhart is hitting seventh in the lineup.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Reds C Tucker Barnhart starting Sunday against Nationals

    Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart received the nod to start in Sunday's game against the Nationals. Barnhart is filling in for catcher Brayan Pena, who was in Saturday's starting lineup. Barnhart will bat in the seventh spot. Skip Schumaker is starting in left field instead of Marlon Byrd.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart hits first HR since April 30

    Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart had just one hit in four at-bats Wednesday against the Rockies, but he made his one hit count. Barnhart connected for a solo home run off Kyle Kendrick leading off the eighth inning. It was his third home run and first since April 30. However, Barnhart still doesn't have a multihit game in 13 appearances (11 starts) this season.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Reds' Tucker Barnhart takes blame for game-deciding wild pitch

    Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart took full responsibility for what decided Monday's game against the Braves. Closer Aroldis Chapman's pitch went through Barnhart's glove, allowing a go-ahead run to score in the ninth inning. "I've got to catch the ball, it's that simple," Barnhart said to MLB.com. "That doesn't matter -- 110, 120 [mph], it doesn't matter. That ball has to be caught. There's no excuse." Manager Bryan Price didn't solely blame Barnahart for the error. "It was just a pitch that got away," Price said. "It's hard when you're throwing that hard and the ball cuts instead of sinks. It's a tough position to play with a guy that throws like Chappy does. It's a lot of velocity and a lot of action."

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Reds C Tucker Barnhart gets nod vs. Braves

    Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart only has six starts on the season, but he will get the nod Monday as Cincinnati opens a series against the Braves. One of Barnhart's previous starts came on April 30 against Atlanta pitcher Shelby Miller, the same hurler whom the Reds will face Monday. Barnhart hit a home run off Miller in that game, one of five Reds in the starting lineup who have taken Miller deep, including starting pitcher Mike Leake. Barnhart is hitting .250 on the season with two homers and two RBIs.