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September 19, 2021 09:44 AM
Reds' Jose Barrero: Starting in outfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrero (undisclosed) is playing center field and batting seventh in Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The 23-year-old hasn't played since Tuesday, but he returns to make his first career start in the outfield. Barrero has hit .190 in 21 at-bats this season and draws a tough matchup in Clayton Kershaw on Sunday.

September 12, 2021 12:36 PM
Reds' Jose Barrero: Sore following collision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrero won't start Sunday against St. Louis, as he's still sore after exiting Saturday's game following a collision with teammate Tyler Naquin, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

The exact nature and severity of Barrero's injury is unclear, but he's yet to be diagnosed with anything other than soreness. Eugenio Suarez starts at shortstop in his absence.

September 10, 2021 05:08 PM
Reds' Jose Barrero: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrero was recalled by the Reds on Friday.

Barrero takes the spot of Kyle Farmer, who was placed on the paternity list. He'll fill in for Farmer at shortstop for Friday's game against the Cardinals and may start there Saturday and Sunday as well, but it's not clear whether or not he'll have a roster spot once Farmer returns.

August 28, 2021 04:20 PM
Reds' Jose Barrero: Optioned, joins taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds optioned Barrero to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday and assigned him to the taxi squad, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

The infield prospect has appeared in six games and gone 2-for-12 with a double since being called up Aug. 16. Barrero's roster spot was needed for the versatile Asdrubal Cabrera, who joined the Reds on Saturday after being claimed off waivers.

August 19, 2021 06:56 PM
Reds' Jose Barrero: Notches first two hits of 2021
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrero went 2-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Cubs.

Barrero struggled in his first cup of coffee in the big leagues last year at age 22. He responded by slashing .303/.378/.532 with 17 homers and 15 steals in 80 games between Double-A and Triple-A to open 2021, earning another look in Cincinnati. Barrero is a top prospect in the organization, and his performance Wednesday was a bright spot for the Reds -- he also turned a pair of double plays alongside Jonathan India. However, Kyle Farmer has emerged as a viable major-league shortstop this season and Barrero has no professional outfield experience, so there does not appear to be a path to regular at-bats at the moment.

August 16, 2021 01:12 PM
Reds' Jose Barrero: Gets first MLB call-up of 2021
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds recalled Barrero from Triple-A Louisville on Monday.

The 23-year-old infielder will be joining the big club for the first time in 2021 after getting a 24-game trial with Cincinnati during the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign. With the benefit of playing on an everyday basis in the minors this season, Barrero has improved his plate approach and has tapped into more power, slugging 17 home runs between Louisville and Double-A Chattanooga in 2021 after having left the yard only 14 times in his first three professional seasons. Though Cincinnati views Barrero as a potential long-term solution in the middle infield, he may be relegated to a depth role during his upcoming stint in majors. Second baseman Jonathan India (.860 OPS) has been a National League Rookie of the Year frontrunner, while shortstop Kyle Farmer has overcome a sluggish start to the season to churn out a .971 OPS since the All-Star break.

August 12, 2021 12:40 AM
Reds' Jose Barrero: Even better since promotion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrero has hit .299/.385/.555 with nine homers, seven steals, 30 RBI and 23 runs across 36 games since being promoted to Triple-A Louisville.

The 23-year-old hasn't picked up a ton of hype, but he's certainly been earning it by mashing first at Double-A and now at Triple-A, where he's actually flashed an even better power stroke. Barrero made the unusual jump from High-A to the majors last year and struggled about as much as you'd expect from someone in that situation, but it looks like he'll be much better prepared the next time he gets the call to Cincy. There's still some swing-and-miss in his game, but his power-speed combo is enticing enough to be worth the risk.

June 30, 2021 02:00 PM
Reds' Jose Barrero: Advances to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrero will make his Triple-A debut for Louisville on Tuesday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Barrero jumped all the way from High-A to the big leagues last season but looked overmatched, hitting .194/.206/.194 in 68 plate appearances. He's back on a standard development track this season. His promotion to Triple-A is well earned based on his performance at Double-A Chattanooga, where he hit .300/.367/.481 with six homers and eight steals in 40 games.

June 15, 2021 03:12 PM
Reds' Jose Barrero: Excelling since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrero (personal), who left Double-A Chattanooga for just over a week in late May, is hitting .333/.385/.417 with a home run, a stolen base, nine RBI and 10 runs in his 12 games since rejoining the affiliate.

Barrero took some time away from baseball to mourn the passing of his mother, who died due to complications related to COVID-19. Upon returning to action, the 23-year-old shortstop was quickly able to pick up where he left off, and he could soon be in store for a promotion to Triple-A Louisville.

May 29, 2021 06:00 PM
Reds' Jose Garcia: Changes name from Garcia to Barrero
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia changed his last name to Barrero on Saturday, Mark Sheldon of reports.

The name change honors his mother, who passed away recently from a COVID-related illness. Barrero is currently away from his teammates at Double-A Chattanooga due to her death but started the season quite well, hitting .323 with four homers in 16 games.

March 22, 2021 02:32 AM
Reds' Jose Garcia: Optioned to Triple-A Louisville
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The Reds optioned Garcia to Triple-A Louisville on Sunday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

This isn't a surprise -- Garcia hadn't started any of the last seven games for the Reds and had moved Eugenio Suarez over to shortstop amid much fanfare. Garcia will get more time to develop the bat and is still very much in the Reds' long-term plans.

February 26, 2021 08:04 AM
Reds' Jose Garcia: Bulked up over offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia spent the offseason bulking up and working on his swing, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Garcia is expected to begin the season back in the minors after being rushed in 2020, but the Reds didn't improve with a full-time major league offseason, opening the door for him to make the team, even if it's just a small chance. "We just have to be really thoughtful about doing what's best for Jose," manager David Bell said. "Obviously our goal is to win as a team. We'll have to see how it plays out. It wouldn't surprise me if he started in the minor leagues, and it wouldn't surprise me if he ended up being a big part of our major league team this year."

December 16, 2020 12:04 PM
Reds' Jose Garcia: Could begin in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia could begin the 2021 season in the minors, Mark Sheldon of reports. Garcia skipped multiple levels last season and hit a paltry .194/.206/.194 in 68 plate appearances.

Garcia did receive high marks for his defense and for how he handled his slump, but it's pretty clear that he was overmatched at the plate. He walked just once against 26 strikeouts and didn't have an extra-base hit. Reds GM Nick Krall suggested that the team is hoping to add a shortstop this offseason from outside the organization.

September 21, 2020 02:48 PM
Reds' Jose Garcia: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia isn't starting Monday against the Brewers.

Garcia will remain out of the lineup for the second consecutive game despite recording seven hits in his last 21 at-bats. Freddy Galvis will take over at shortstop in his place.

September 20, 2020 10:00 AM
Reds' Jose Garcia: Riding pine Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

The 22-year-old's overall numbers are downright ugly, but Garcia has picked up a little momentum at the plate, recording seven hits in his last 21 at-bats. He will give way to Freddy Galvis at shortstop Sunday.

September 14, 2020 07:08 PM
Reds' Jose Garcia: Not starting second game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Pirates.

Garcia went 2-for-3 with one run and a strikeout during the first game of the doubleheader. He'll get a breather with Kyle Farmer taking over at shortstop during the nightcap.

September 12, 2020 04:08 PM
Reds' Jose Garcia: Takes seat Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Cardinals.

Garcia went 1-for-8 with four strikeouts over the last two games, and he'll retreat to the bench Saturday. Kyle Farmer will serve as the shortstop in his place.

September 9, 2020 01:24 PM
Reds' Jose Garcia: Sitting out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

Garcia will hit the bench for the second time in three games, this time giving way to Freddy Galvis at shortstop after Kyle Farmer received the nod in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Pirates. Though the Reds don't appear ready to pull the plug on Garcia as their everyday shortstop just yet, the 22-year-old has gotten off to an underwhelming 5-for-34 (.147 average) start to his big-league career.

September 6, 2020 09:20 AM
Reds' Jose Garcia: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

The 22-year-old has struggled to find his footing in the big leagues early on, slashing .161/.188/.161 with one stolen base through nine games. He will sit Sunday after five consecutive starts, with Kyle Farmer stepping in at shortstop against right-hander Chad Kuhl.

August 31, 2020 04:52 PM
Reds' Jose Garcia: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia isn't in Monday's lineup against the Cardinals.

Garcia drew the start at shortstop over the past two games and went 1-for-7 with four strikeouts. He'll take a breather Monday with Freddy Galvis starting at shortstop.

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