Barnhart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers. Barnhart's Gold Glove-caliber defense hasn't been enough to keep him in the lineup lately, as he'll sit for the third time in four games. Over 122 plate appearances, Barnhart is batting a career-low .163 while striking out 25.4 percent of the time, a seven-point increase from his 2018 mark. Curt Casali will once again replace Barnhart behind the plate.
Barnhart remains on the bench Friday against the Dodgers. Barnhart finds himself on the bench in consecutive games for the first time all season, with Curt Casali again getting the call. Barnhart hasn't been reportedly dealing with any injury, but some time out of the lineup may do him good, as he has just two hits in his last 14 games.
Barnhart is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs. Barnhart will head to the bench for Thursday's series finale after starting the previous two games behind the dish, going hitless in seven at-bats during those contests. Curt Casali is starting at catcher and hitting seventh against left-hander Jose Quintana in this one.
Barnhart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. Barnhart is getting a routine breather after drawing three consecutive starts. Curt Casali will check in for Barnhart behind the plate and bat seventh in the series finale.
Barnhart is not in the lineup Wednesday against the A's. Barnhart will sit for Wednesday's night contest with an afternoon game on tap Thursday. In his place, Curt Casali is starting behind the dish and hitting seventh.
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