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Chicago Cubs catcher Tucker Barnhart is not in Thursday's starting lineup against the Washington Nationals.
Fellow Cubs catcher Yan Gomes had landed on the IL with a potential concussion but it's rookie Miguel Amaya making his MLB debut and hitting ninth in Barnhart's stead Thursday afternoon. The veteran Barnhart is scuffling at the plate again this season, hitting just .184 with zero homers and a .449 OPS across 42 plate appearances to this point.
Chicago Cubs catcher Tucker Barnhart will start for the second straight game Thursday versus the Dodgers.
After going 0-for-5 with a strikeout Wednesday night in Oakland, Barnhart gets the nod again Thursday at home against the Dodgers. It's been a slow start for the veteran who is hitting .263 without an extra-base hit across 22 trips to the plate on the season.
Tucker Barnhart signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Chicago Cubs with a player option of $3.25 million for 2024.
Barnhart is slated to be the Cubs starting catcher, as the team also has Yan Gomes on the roster. Barnhart does not bring much value with his bat, limiting his fantasy upside.
Tigers catcher Tucker Barnhart drove in one run while collecting one hit in two at-bats Friday in their 6-6 tie with the Pirates.
Barnhart will be tasked with handling an improving pitching staff while also providing timely hitting for a young Tigers squad trending upward ahead of the 2022 season.
Tucker Barnhart was traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for infield prospect Nick Quintana. The Tigers immediately exercised Barnhart's $7.5M team option.
Barnhart was not particularly useful in fantasy leagues in 2021, posting a .247/.317/.368 slash line in 388 plate appearances. More importantly, Tyler Stephenson should have a full share of the Reds' catching duties in 2022, after posting a 111 wRC+ over 402 PAs. Incumbent Tigers' catcher Eric Haase's playing time will also be impacted, after hitting 22 homers in just 381 PAs in 2021.