Austin Barnes

#15 C / L.A. Dodgers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 190 lb Age: 31 College: Arizona State Bats/Throws -/-

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    Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Swats sixth homer

    Austin Barnes went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a 4-3 win over Atlanta on Wednesday.Barnes gave primary catcher Will Smith a breather and contributed to the win with a third-inning solo shot to left field. The long ball was his second in his past three games and sixth overall this season. Though Barnes and Smith opened the campaign in a semi-timeshare, the latter's offensive performance -- Smith leads all NL catchers with 22 homers -- has propelled him to a clear-cut role as the team's top option behind the plate. Barnes has tallied 195 plate appearances this season to Smith's 414.

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    Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Gets offense started Thursday

    Austin Barnes went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Thursday's 4-0 win over San Diego.Barnes opened the scoring in the third inning when he sent a Yu Darvish offering over the left-center field wall. The blast was the first since July 24 for the veteran catcher, who had entered the night hitless in nine at-bats over his prior nine games. Barnes is slashing .218/.314/.352 with five homers and 19 RBI in 189 plate appearances this season behind starter Will Smith.

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    Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Launches decisive homer

    Austin Barnes went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a 1-0 triumph over Colorado on Saturday.Barnes went deep off Colorado starter Kyle Freeland in the second for the game's single run and provided two of only seven hits in the contest. It was the backstop's first home run since June 22 and he's now 5-for-9 over his last three games.

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    Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Scores twice in rout

    Austin Barnes went 0-for-4 with a walk and two runs Saturday in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 22-1 win over the Diamondbacks.Barnes benefited from the rest of the Los Angeles lineup teeing off on the beleaguered Arizona pitching staff, as he came around to score on a pair of extra-base hits with the bases loaded. The veteran backstop's .208/.327/.328 is serviceable enough for a catcher, but he's unlikely to cut into Will Smith's playing time because of it.

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    Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Socks solo homer

    Austin Barnes hit a solo home run in a pinch-hit appearance during Tuesday's loss to San Diego.The Los Angeles Dodgers' offense was quiet most of the game but pushed across a run in the eighth frame. With the team trailing by two in the ninth, Barnes was called upon to pinch hit and cut the deficit in half with a solo shot off Mark Melancon. The long ball accounted for his first RBI in what has been a rough month for the backstop -- he is batting only .174 in June, though he has worked five walks to register a respectable .321 OBP.

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    Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Resting Friday

    Austin Barnes was not in Friday's lineup despite Clayton Kershaw starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but manager Dave Roberts says it was just a standard day off after he started Thursday, Dodger Insider reports.Will Smith will catch Kershaw for the first time this year and just the second time since the start of last season. Barnes recently returned from an ankle injury, so the team didn't want him to catch on back-to-back days.

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    Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Starting in series finale

    Austin Barnes (ankle) will start at catcher and bat eighth Thursday against the Pirates, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.Barnes hadn't started since picking up a mild ankle sprain Saturday against Atlanta, but he was still available if needed the past few days while No. 1 backstop Will Smith caught the past three games for Los Angeles. Smith will get a breather for the day game after a night game, paving the way for Barnes to return to action. The 31-year-old should regularly serve as Clayton Kershaw's primary battery mate, but Barnes can't be counted on to pick up more than one or two additional starts per week with Smith clearly entrenched as the starter.

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    Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Expected back Thursday

    Manager Dave Roberts said Austin Barnes' ankle is feeling better, and the catcher is expected to rejoin the lineup Thursday in Pittsburgh, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.The 31-year-old was deemed healthy by Roberts after exiting Saturday's game with a mild ankle sprain, but the injury has apparently lingered over the past couple days. The fact the Los Angeles Dodgers haven't added another catcher to the roster indicates the issue isn't a serious concern, so Barnes could be available off the bench Tuesday and Wednesday.

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    Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Deemed healthy by skipper

    Austin Barnes (ankle) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta, but manager Dave Roberts said that 31-year-old will be available to catch the Los Angeles Dodgers' next two games if needed, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.Los Angeles' decision not to bring up another catcher from the minors would seem to support the notion that the mild ankle sprain Barnes picked up in Saturday's game isn't anything that will cost him time. No. 1 catcher Will Smith will be back behind the plate for Sunday's series finale, but Barnes should be ready to contribute off the bench.

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    Dodgers' Austin Barnes: Dealing with mild ankle sprain

    Austin Barnes suffered a minor ankle sprain during Saturday's loss to Atlanta according to manager Dave Roberts, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.Barnes was initially able to remain in the game, but did exit later in the contest as a result of a double switch that Roberts utilized for strategic purposes. Per Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register, Roberts said that Will Smith was slated to get the start behind the plate Sunday anyway, but that Barnes is expected to be available as a defensive replacement if needed.

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