Barnhart remains on the bench Saturday against Milwaukee. Barnhart opened the year on the paternity list but then started seven of the Reds' next eight games upon returning to the lineup. He's now sat for two straight, with Curt Casali again getting the nod behind the plate.
Barnhart is not in the lineup Friday at Milwaukee. Barnhart started the last four games but will take a seat after going 0-for-11 during that stretch. Curt Casali will bat fifth and catch for Trevor Bauer in the series opener.
Barnhart isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Tigers. Barnhart went 2-for-3 with one strikeout in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. However, Curt Casali will get the nod at catcher for Game 2, batting fifth.
Barnhart is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs. Although Barnhart was activated from the paternity list Tuesday, he won't start against the Cubs. Curt Casali will start behind the dish and bat ninth.
Barnhart (personal) was activated off the three-day paternity list Tuesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Barnhart was away from the team over the past several days following the birth of his child, but he'll be eligible to return as early as Tuesday's game against the Cubs. When he does play, he'll be making his season debut after hitting .231/.328/.380 with 11 home runs and 40 RBI last year. Robert Stephenson (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.