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Nationals' Tres Barrera: Heads back to minors
The Nationals optioned Barrera to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Barrera's demotion sets the stage for top catching prospect Keibert Ruiz to join the Nationals' 26-man roster ahead of Monday's series opener with the Phillies. Ruiz's arrival will leave fewer opportunities to go around for Riley Adams, who had been handling the larger portion of a timeshare behind the plate with Barrera. Over 107 plate appearances with the big club this season, Barrera has hit .264 with two home runs, 10 RBI and eight runs.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Homers in win
Barrera went 3-for-4 with a homer, two singles and two RBI in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Marlins.
Barrera provided one of two big swings for Washington on Tuesday when he took Miami starter Jesus Luzardo deep in the fourth inning for a two-run homer. The Nationals' catcher is now 8-for-17 in four games against the Marlins this season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Not in Wednesday's lineup
Barrera isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Barrera will be out of the lineup for a third consecutive game as he continues to work in a timeshare at catcher. Riley Adams will remain behind the dish and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Sits Tuesday
Barrera is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Barrera will be on the bench for the second straight game, but since he caught each of the previous three contests before that, he at least appears to be in a timeshare behind the dish with Riley Adams. Since rejoining Washington in late July, Barrera has gone 6-for-34 (.176 average) with three RBI and a run in 11 games.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Gets breather
Barrera is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Atlanta.
Barrera caught each of the Nationals' previous three games, so he'll just be getting a breather for the series finale. The 26-year-old's recent workload would suggest he's viewed as the team's No. 1 backstop ahead of Riley Adams, who will catch for starting pitcher Paolo Espino on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Resting for Game 1 of twin bill
Barrera is out of the lineup for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Mets.
Barrera will be on the bench for the front end of the twin bill while Riley Adams catches for Washington, but the 26-year-old should start behind the plate for the second game. While the Nationals wait for veteran Alex Avila (calf) to come off the injured list, Barrera and Adams are likely to remain locked into a timeshare at catcher.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Sitting Tuesday
Barrera is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Mets, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Barrera has just one hit in his last 19 at-bats dating back to July 31. He'll sit for the second time in three games Tuesday as Riley Adams works behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Not in Saturday's lineup
Barrera isn't starting Saturday against Atlanta, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Barrera went 0-for-6 with a run, an RBI, a walk and three strikeouts across the last two games. Riley Adams will start at catcher and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Takes seat Wednesday
Barrera is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.
After working behind the plate in both of the Nationals' last two games, Barrera will give way to Riley Adams, who was one of two catcher prospects Washington acquired prior to last week's trade deadline. Expect manager Dave Martinez to distribute the starts between Barrera and Adams relatively equitably, unless one of the two performs dramatically better than the other.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Out of Sunday's lineup
Barrera is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
The 26-year-old started the past three games and will receive the day off Sunday. Barrera should continue to see regular starts down the stretch for Washington following the departure of Yan Gomes ahead of the trade deadline.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Recalled as 27th man
Barrera was recalled from Triple-A Rochester as the 27th man for Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Barrera was sent down Wednesday, but he'll start behind the plate in the second game of Thursday's twin bill. The 26-year-old has hit .323 with a home run, two doubles, four runs and two RBI since the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Moves to minors
The Nationals optioned Barrera to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday.
Barrera's demotion comes after the Nationals had their game Wednesday against the Phillies postponed due to 12 positive COVID-19 cases within the Washington organization. Since Barrera is being optioned rather than placed on the COVID-19 injured list, he seemingly isn't one of the four players who has reportedly tested positive for the virus. Instead, the Nationals' decision to send Barrera back to the minors could signal that one of the team's two injured catchers -- Yan Gomes (oblique) and Alex Avila (calf) -- may be ready to return from the IL when Washington and Philadelphia return to action Thursday with a doubleheader. Barrera had been serving as Washington's No. 1 backstop since the All-Star break, slashing .323/.382/.484 through 10 second-half games.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Gets Sunday off
Barrera is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Barrera gets a much-needed day off after he went 7-for-23 with three extra-base hits (one home run, two doubles) while catching in each of the Nationals' last six games. Rene Rivera will replace him behind the dish Sunday, but Barrera should continue to see the bulk of the starts at the position until one of Yan Gomes (oblique) or Alex Avila (calf) returns from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Swats first homer
Barrera went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and another run scored during Monday's win over the Marlins.
Barrera collected his first career long ball with a 410-footer against Ross Detwiler in the second inning. The 26-year-old backstop has seen an uptick in playing time with Yan Gomes (oblique) and Alex Avila (calf) on the shelf. Across eight games so far, he's hitting .304/.360/.522.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Out of Friday's lineup
Barrera is not in the lineup Friday against the Padres, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Barrera has been seeing plenty of action with Yan Gomes (oblique) and Alex Avila (calf) sidelined, but he won't start the first game of the second half. Rene Rivera signed with the Nationals earlier in the day and will start Friday. Barrera and Rivera should split playing time behind the plate until Gomes or Avila is healthy.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Productive off bench Friday
Barrera went 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI in Friday's loss to the Giants.
After replacing Yan Gomes (oblique) behind the plate for the bottom of the second inning, Barrera proceeded to be one of the few bright spots for the Nats in a 5-3 loss. With Alex Avila (calf) still on the IL, Barrera could find himself starting for Washington over the final two games before the All-Star break and potentially seeing a significant role after the break as well.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Recalled by Nationals
Barrera was recalled by the Nationals on Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Barrera has appeared in 37 games with Triple-A Rochester to begin the season, and he slashed .224/.324/.345 with three home runs, 14 RBI and 11 runs. He'll now rejoin the major-league roster and should serve in a depth role at catcher after Alex Avila (calf) was placed on the injured list Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Optioned to taxi squad
Barrera was optioned to Washington's taxi squad Friday.
The 26-year-old was added to the roster last week following Washington's COVID-19 outbreak, but he's one of four players returning to the taxi squad Friday. Barrera appeared in one game and went 0-for-2.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Brought back for Opening Day
Barrera will be recalled from the Nationals' alternate site prior to Thursday's season opener against the Mets, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo revealed earlier Wednesday that one Washington player tested positive for COVID-19, with four of teammates and a staff member having since been identified as close contacts. Washington is expected to add five replacement players to the 26-man roster as a result, and Barrera's call-up would seem to suggest that at least one of the team's two catchers -- Yan Gomes and Alex Avila -- has been ruled out for Opening Day. Assuming one of Gomes or Avila is cleared to play Thursday, Barrera likely won't see much use as the No. 2 catcher during his time on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tres Barrera: Reinstated from restricted list
Barrera (suspension) was reinstated from the restricted list Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Barrera was originally hit with an 80-game ban after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, but he evidently had his suspension reduced to just 60 games. He could potentially push for playing time as a backup catcher next season, though he's played in just two big-league games and none at the Triple-A level.... See More ... See Less
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