The Dodgers dealt Farmer, Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood and $7 million to Cincinnati on Friday in exchange for Homer Bailey, Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Farmer will provide a little extra catching depth for the Reds behind Tucker Barnhart and Curt Casali after playing in 59 big-league games over the past two years. During the 2018 campaign, Farmer went 16-for-68 (.235 average) with five extra-base hits and nine RBI. Don't expect him to get much playing time barring an injury to Barnhart.
Farmer was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports. Farmer, 28, has zero homers and eight RBI in 71 plate appearances with the big club this year and doesn't figure to get many chances to start behind the solid tandem of Yasmani Grandal and Austin Barnes.
Farmer was sent back down to Triple-A Oklahoma City following Wednesday's game. Farmer will return to the minors after joining the big-league club this past weekend to provide some extra depth while the Dodgers continue to deal with injuries. This move likely signals the return of Chase Utley, who is set to come off the DL (thumb) prior to Friday's game against the Mets. As for Farmer, the 27-year-old will continue to receive regular at-bats with Oklahoma City.
Farmer was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times Farmer had a rough 30-game stint with the Dodgers earlier in the season in which he recorded a .230/.304/.279 batting line in 69 plate appearances. He has five doubles and three homers in 22 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, but don't expect Farmer to get much run barring an injury to Dodgers catchers Yasmani Grandal or Austin Barnes.
Farmer was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday. The return of Justin Turner (wrist) spelled the end of Farmer's tenure on the big-league roster. Farmer made 14 starts in the six weeks Turner was out and was frequently used as a pinch hitter, totaling 14 hits in 69 plate appearances (.230 average). He figures to get another chance in a reserve role later this season.