Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:02:38 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville Friday, July 11, and recalled RPs Carlos Contreras and Curtis Partch.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:32:12 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds officially placed 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) on the disabled list Friday, July 11. Also, C Tucker Barnhart was optioned to Triple-A Louisville while RPs Carlos Contreras and Curtis Patch were recalled.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:35:28 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena (forearm) is dealing with soreness in his right forearm and does not want to aggravate it. He was scheduled to play in the second game of the team's doubleheader Tuesday, July 8, against the Chicago Cubs, but he is no longer in the starting lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Devin Mesoraco started the first game of the doubleheader, so Tucker Barnhart will catch and bat eighth in game No. 2. Pena was in the plan to spot start at first base occasionally, with Joey Votto on the disabled list, so monitor the situation. Neftali Soto hit another home run last night for Triple-A Louisville, and he is a potential add in NL-only leagues, if he gets recalled.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:45:23 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds recalled C Tucker Barnhart Sunday, July 6.
Sun, 18 May 2014 20:54:08 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds activated SP Tony Cingrani (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, May 18. The team also optioned Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville.
Tue, 06 May 2014 19:26:40 -0700
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price wants to use C Tucker Barnhart in a pair with SP Homer Bailey, as he feels the two have built a nice rapport together. "He's built a good relationship with Homer. I think that certain familiarity with guys is important. I think this is a pairing that's important to maintain as long as we can."
Fantasy Tip: For the next time Bailey's turn comes up in the rotation, daily fantasy owners will want to remember Barnhart. He could come on the cheap depending on your daily provider.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 14:12:32 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. C Tucker Barnhart was recalled from Triple-A Louisville.
Fantasy Tip: It's a tough break for Mesoraco, who is hitting .468-3-13 on the season. Brayan Pena will take over behind the plate, but he only has minimal NL-only value.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:23:41 -0700
Cincinnati Reds minor league C Tucker Barnhart was pulled from Triple-A Louisville's game Friday, April 25, shortly after C Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) left the game against the Atlanta Braves with a left hamstring injury. He will be present in Atlanta Saturday, April 26, in case Mesoraco needs to be placed on the disabled list.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:27:23 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, April 7, and optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco might be eased into regular playing time, but once the club feels he's ready, he's expected to be the primary catcher over Brayan Pena. You could do worse than having Mesoraco as your second catcher.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:41:58 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds placed C Devin Mesoraco (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list. C Tucker Barnhart will be the backup catcher to start the season.