Bart was optioned back to Triple-A Sacramento following Sunday's win over Washington, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Bart was brought up to the 26-man roster Saturday and notched two singles, one RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win. He'll now continue to get reps in Sacramento while the big club is on break. It's possible that the backstop rejoins the 26-man roster for Friday's game against the Cardinals, but that decision will likely depend on whether Buster Posey (thumb) is ready to be activated from the injured list.
Bart was recalled by the Giants on Saturday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Bart will give the Giants an extra catcher for the final two days before the break after Buster Posey (thumb) hit the injured list Thursday. He's swung a hot bat in 35 games for Triple-A Sacramento, homering eight times while slashing .338/.400/.581. He'll head straight into the starting lineup, catching and batting seventh against the Nationals. Logan Webb was optioned in a corresponding move.
Bart (foot) joined the Giants' taxi squad Friday and could be activated over the weekend, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. With Curt Casali and Chadwick Tromp both on the 26-man roster, Bart isn't immediately needed even after Buster Posey landed on the injured list. Nonetheless, his move to the taxi squad indicates Bart has gotten past the foot injury he suffered last week, and he could join the roster at some point during the weekend series against Washington.
Bart exited Friday's game with Triple-A Sacramento in the first inning due to an apparent foot injury, River Cats broadcaster Johnny Doskow reports. Bart was hit on the foot by a fastball in the first inning Friday, and he was removed from the game. The severity of the injury isn't yet clear, and whether he's forced to miss additional time remains to be seen.
Bart went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBI for Triple-A Sacramento in its 4-3 win over Reno on Tuesday. Just over a month into the minor-league season, Bart has already churned out seven multi-hit games at Sacramento. The 24-year-old catcher is now slashing .358/.411/.642 through 73 plate appearances in the minors, but a call-up to the big leagues likely won't be in the forecast for Bart unless No. 1 backstop Buster Posey is forced to the injured list at some point.