The Dodgers made their final recall from Oklahoma City today as they added catcher Austin Barnes to their active roster.
Barnes had to wait until today, four days after Oklahoma City’s season ended on Monday because he had been called up to cover for Russell Martin when he was on bereavement leave. He had to wait 10 days before he could return.
Barnes was initially optioned on July 25th and he played a total of 25 games for the Oklahoma City Dodgers. He hit .272/.382/.533 in 107 plate appearances with six doubles and six home runs. Five of those home runs came when he hit a home run in five consecutive games.
Since the Dodgers have four off-days and nothing longer than six-straight games at any point of the rest of this season, Barnes playing time could be limited to late inning replacements but given Martin’s age and also that Will Smith has not played this many games before, Barnes could get a start too.
Here is the current active roster, note that the Dodgers still hope to add left-handed pitcher Rich Hill, infielder Max Muncy and outfielder Alex Verdugo. Hill and Muncy could join the team next week.
- Pitchers - Pedro Baez, Walker Buehler, Caleb Ferguson, Dylan Floro, Yimi Garcia, Tony Gonsolin, Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly, Clayton Kershaw, Adam Kolarek, Kenta Maeda, Dustin May, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Casey Sadler, Josh Sborz, Ross Stripling, Julio Urias (17)
- Catchers - Austin Barnes, Russell Martin, Will Smith (3)
- Infielders -Matt Beaty, David Freese, Jedd Gyorko, Kiké Hernández, Gavin Lux, Kristopher Negron, Corey Seager, Justin Turner (8)
- Outfielders - Cody Bellinger, Joc Pederson, A.J. Pollock, Chris Taylor (4)