Barnes agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Dodgers on Monday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
He will avoid arbitration and won't get non-tendered, despite the fact he hit .203/.293/.340 in 242 plate appearances last year. While his offensive output has been quite poor in every year except 2017, he is a good defensive catcher and can play second base in a pinch. He should serve as Will Smith's backup in 2020.
Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Barnes returns to the Dodgers after spending the 10-day minimum in the minors and should serve as the third catcher and occasional utility man. The 29-year-old has struggled in the majors this season with a .198/.288/.333 slash line in 71 games.
Barnes will be called up to the Dodgers on Friday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
With Will Smith thriving as a major-league starter and Russell Martin set as his backup, Barnes is likely to take the role of third catcher and occasional utility player. The 29-year-old has struggled mightily with the big club this season, hitting .198 with five homers in 207 at-bats. However, he performed well after being sent down to the minors, slashing .264/.375/.540 with six long balls and 17 RBI in 23 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Barnes was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Barnes will head back to the minor leagues following the return of Russell Martin from the bereavement list, though he's expected to be recalled when rosters expand in September. Barnes is slashing .198/.288/.333 with five homers and 23 RBI over 71 games in the majors this season.
Barnes will be optioned once Russell Martin (personal) returns to the team but will be recalled once rosters expand in September, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Barnes was recalled Saturday to serve as the team's backup catcher in the absence of Russell Martin. However, Martin is set to return to the team Tuesday, at which point Barnes will be sent back down to Triple-A Oklahoma City. The shuffle will continue, however, once rosters expand Sept. 1, and Barnes will be recalled to serve as the third catcher for the team for the remainder of the campaign.
Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Barnes was recalled to serve as the backup catcher while Russell Martin is on the bereavement list. His time with the big-league club figures to be short, as Martin can miss a maximum of seven games. In his stint with the Dodgers earlier this season, Barnes managed only a .196/.288/.328 line across 233 plate appearances.
Barnes went 2-for-4 with a solo blast for the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Wednesday and has now homered in five straight games.
Barnes has responded well to his demotion to the minors, hitting .333 (11-for-33) with five homers and 11 runs batted in over eight games. With top catching prospect Keibert Ruiz potentially out for the season with a broken finger, Barnes figures to get the bulk of the starts with Oklahoma City. We may see him in the majors again this season, but Will Smith's emergence as an offensive force since joining the big club means that Barnes' days as the primary catcher for the Dodgers are likely numbered.
Barnes was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Barnes has been scuffling at the dish since the All-Star break, slashing .133/.206/.233 over nine contests. As a result, he'll take a trip to the minors with the hope of finding his stroke. The Dodgers will recall Will Smith from Triple-A prior to Friday's clash in a corresponding move. Russell Martin and Smith figure to handle the catching duties moving forward.
Barnes isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels.
Barnes will retreat to the bench after taking the collar in Sunday's series finale against the Marlins (0-for-4). Russell Martin is starting behind the dish and batting eighth with Barnes out of the equation.
Barnes isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins.
Barnes will take a seat for the second time in the last three contests. Russell Martin is set to handle the catching duties and bat eighth with Barnes out of the lineup.
Barnes is not starting Wednesday against the Phillies, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Barnes will take a seat for Wednesday's night contest with an afternoon game on tap for Thursday. In his place, Russell Martin is starting at catcher and hitting eighth.
Barnes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Barnes is getting a routine breather after working behind the plate in the first two games of the series. Backup Russell Martin will handle the catching duties Sunday.
Barnes is not starting Saturday against San Diego.
Barnes has a hit in each of his last three games, following a stretch in which he went hitless for eight straight. Russell Martin takes over behind the plate in his absence.
Barnes is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Padres.
Barnes went 2-for-7 with a double in the last two games but will head to the bench for the series opener. Russell Martin will start behind the plate and bat eighth Thursday.
Barnes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Barnes has scuffled in June with a .419 OPS in 17 games, so he'll head to the bench Sunday. Russell Martin will start behind the plate and bat eighth in the series finale.
Barnes is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Barnes will sit after starting the past three games and going 0-for-6 with three strikeouts. In his place, Russell Martin is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth.
Barnes is not starting against the Rockies on Saturday.
Barnes has a poor .559 OPS over his last 10 games. He'll get a rest Saturday, with Russell Martin starting behind the plate.
Barnes went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI in a victory over San Francisco on Thursday.
Barnes' blast -- a two-run shot to left field -- was part of a five-run fourth inning that chased starter Madison Bumgarner. It was his first home run since May 3 and fifth overall this season. Prior to Thursday, Barnes had struggled mightily in June, hitting a microscopic .087 (2-for-23) with no extra-base hits. Perhaps Thursday's performance will be a catalyst to better production.
Barnes is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Giants, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Barnes will give way to Russell Martin behind the dish Wednesday after starting the past two games. Since the returning from the injured list earlier in the month, Barnes is slashing just .087/.125/.087 in eight games.
Barnes is out of the lineup for Sunday night's game against the Cubs, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Barnes is 1-for-16 in five games since coming off the injured list June 6 and will take a seat for the series finale. Russell Martin will start behind the plate and bat seventh in his stead Sunday.
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