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The Chicago Cubs are evaluating Joey Bart as part of a potential trade involving Kris Bryant.
The San Francisco Giants have spoken with the Cubs about Bryant in a potential trade and the Cubs are evaluating Bart as one candidate to be requested on their side of the talks. Bart has a .904 OPS this year at Triple-A. It remains unclear if the Giants are willing to part ways with him.
Joey Bart was optioned back to Triple-A after Sunday’s game.
There is a chance the San Francisco catcher is called back up shortly after the All-Star break if Buster Posey (thumb) remains on the injured list. Bart went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run before getting sent down on Sunday. This move will allow him to continue to get at-bats in while the team is off during the All-Star break.
Catcher Joey Bart went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored, and two strikeouts as the Giants defeated the Nationals 10-4 on Saturday.
Buster Posey was placed on the IL on Friday with a thumb contusion so Bart was recalled to take his place. The top prospect fared well in his second appearance this season, picking up a pair of singles, one of which drove in a run during the Giants' five-run third inning. The 24-year-old backstop should see semi-regular playing time for as long as Posey is out but that likely won't be long enough to warrant a waiver claim.
Giants top prospect catcher Joey Bart has been recalled from Triple-A and is batting seventh on Saturday against the Nationals.
Bart will be filling in for an injured Buster Posey for now. He’s been hitting well at Triple-A, but with Posey’d resurgence there hasn’t been a clear path to playing time. Fantasy managers in deep leagues should consider adding the young backstop, just to see where this goes.
Joey Bart went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored for Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.
This was the third homer of the season for Bart, who's hitting .355/.394/.710 through eight games. He failed in the big leagues last season but remains a highly talented prospect. He's the second-highest ranked catching prospect after only Adley Rutschman.