Barnhart will no longer be a switch hitter and will instead hit exclusively from the left side of the plate, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Over the last three years, Barnhart has a .651 OPS against left-handers, but that dropped to .390 (.133/.235/.156 in 51 plate appearances) last year. With lefty-mashing Curt Casali as his backup, it's most likely that Barnhart will have limited exposure to lefties with this change.
Barnhart is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.
Barnhart will head to the bench for the third time in the last four games and has a .649 OPS over 23 games in September. Curt Casali will start behind the plate in the season finale.
Barnhart will sit Friday in Pittsburgh.
Barnhart hits the bench for the second straight game. Curt Casali remains the starter behind the plate.
Barnhart is not in Thursday's lineup against the Brewers.
He is 7-for-16 (.438) with one home run over his last five games. Curt Casali will start behind the dish while hitting eighth.
Barnhart is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.
Barnhart is just 5-for-27 (.135) at the plate this month, so a day off could give him a chance to clear his head. Curt Casali will get the start behind the plate Wednesday in Barnhart's place.
Barnhart is not in the lineup Monday against the Cubs.
Barnhart has hit just .129/.229/.129 in 12 games in the month of September. Curt Casali takes over behind the plate.
Barnhart is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mariners.
He is hitting .150 with zero extra-base hits in 20 at-bats this month. Curt Casali will start behind the dish and hit ninth.
Barnhart is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic.
He'll be held out in favor of Curt Casali for the third day in a row. Barnhart has not ceded the starting catcher spot by any means, but the Reds have employed a strict platoon behind the plate since Monday, and Casali has benefited from the Reds facing a string of left-handed starters. Barnhart figures to be back in the lineup Sunday with the Reds scheduled to face right-hander Mike Leake.
Barnhart is not in Friday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
He is 2-for-12 with two walks and three strikeouts in five September games. Curt Casali will start behind the dish and hit seventh.
Barnhart is not in Thursday's lineup against the Phillies.
He is 2-for-11 with two walks and three strikeouts in four September games. Curt Casali will start behind the dish and hit sixth.
Barnhart is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.
Barnhart was behind the plate for the front end of Sunday's doubleheader with the Cardinals, going 0-for-4 in that contest before entering the nightcap as a pinch hitter and drawing a walk in his plate appearance. He'll just be getting some routine maintenance Monday while Curt Casali checks in at catcher.
Barnhart is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Barnhart will watch from the dugout for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader after going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Game 1. Curt Casali is starting in favor of him at catcher and is hitting seventh.
Barnhart is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Barnhart will head to the bench for the second half of Saturday's doubleheader after going 2-for-4 with three RBI in Game 1. In his place, Curt Casali is starting behind the dish and hitting ninth.
Barnhart isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Barnhart is in line for another day off, his second in the last three days. Curt Casali will handle the catching duties and hit seventh.
Barnhart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Barnhart is just getting a breather after working behind the plate in each of the Reds' past five games and going 5-for-16 with two doubles, three walks and a stolen base. Curt Casali will spell him at catcher in the series finale.
Barnhart went 1-for-2 with two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
Barnhart didn't draw the start Sunday, but he entered the contest in the eighth inning and drove home a pair in the bottom of the ninth. The 28-year-old backstop is slashing .231/.332/.385 with nine homers and 32 RBI over 81 games this season.
Barnhart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Kyle Farmer will check in behind the dish in what amounts to a maintenance day for Barnhart, who caught each of the Reds' previous four games.
Barnhart went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBI in Wednesday's 17-7 loss to the Nationals.
After slugging a pair of solo shots versus the Angels on Aug. 6, Barnhart had gone six games without an extra-base hit before leaving the yard in the blowout loss. Barnhart remains locked in atop the depth chart at catcher for Cincinnati, but his .223 batting average and lack of premium power have rendered him a low-end fantasy option this season. He'll be back behind the plate and will bat eighth in Thursday's series opener against the Cardinals.
Barnhart is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.
After starting four straight games in which he recorded two runs and one RBI, Farmer will get a breather Tuesday. Kyle Farmer will serve as the starting catcher, batting eighth.
Barnhart is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs.
Barnhart has started the past four games behind the dish and gone 5-for-14 with three home runs and a 3:1 BB:K. Kyle Farmer is starting at catcher and hitting eighth in place of Barnhart in this one.
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