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Giants' Joey Bart: Out again Wednesday

Bart (ankle) is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Padres. Austin Wynns will pick up a second straight start behind the dish while Bart tends to a right ankle injury. Per Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News, the young backstop was sent in for an MRI on Wednesday, but the results aren't yet available. Manager Gabe Kapler said he's hopeful that Bart's ankle issue will keep him out for only a few days, but if the backstop heads to the injured list, the Giants would likely call up Andrew Knapp from Triple-A Sacramento to add depth behind Wynns.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Absence due to ankle injury

Bart wasn't available for Tuesday's game versus the Padres due to a right ankle injury, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. X-rays on Bart's ankle came back negative, but the catcher is still likely to miss Wednesday's game while he gets a precautionary MRI. For the bulk of Bart's absence, Austin Wynns is likely to handle the majority of the catching duties.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Goes deep for ninth homer

Bart went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in a 7-3 victory over the Athletics on Sunday. Bart had trouble adjusting to big-league pitching at the beginning of the season before being demoted to Triple-A Sacramento. The rookie catcher was hitting .156 at the time of the demotion, but appears to heating up so far in August. Bart is 7-for-16 with two home runs over the first week of the month. The former first-round draft pick has the potential for legitimate power production at the scarce catcher position and could prove to be a valuable fantasy addition down the stretch.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Back in action

Bart (groin) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the A's, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. A groin issue kept Bart out the past couple days, but he's been cleared to man the backstop and bat seventh against right-hander Adam Oller. Bart's numbers for the season leave a lot to be desired, but he's been much more productive at the dish since returning from Triple-A in July. He's slashed .273/.304/.485 with four home runs in his last 23 games, but he's also struck out 23 times in that span.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Lifted with groin tightness

Bart was replaced by a pinch runner in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Dodgers after experiencing slight groin tightness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Bart went 3-for-4 in the contest, but he exited after his ninth-inning single. Slusser adds that the injury is...
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Giants' Joey Bart: Swats long ball

Bart went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 9-5 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday. Bart capped a five-run fourth inning with a two-run shot to center off Los Angeles starter Tyler Anderson and added an infield single in the sixth. The 25-year-old has homered in two of his last three games and has gone deep four times in 21 games since being recalled from the minors July 6. However, in that same span he's walked only three times. Bart is slashing .191/.289/.368 with eight home runs, 21 runs and 16 RBI in 58 games.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Slugs seventh homer

Bart went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Cubs. Bart didn't have an extra-base hit in his last 10 games since homering July 15. He went back-to-back with Luis Gonzalez in the fourth inning, with Bart's solo shot accounting for the margin of victory. The catcher is up to seven long balls, 14 RBI, 20 runs scored, two stolen bases and three doubles through 166 plate appearances.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Sits after three straight starts

Bart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Austin Wynns will step in behind the plate for Bart, who went 2-for-10 with a solo home run while starting in each of the past three contests. Though Bart is currently operating as the Giants' No. 1 catcher, he could fall into more of a timeshare by the end of the week if Curt Casali (oblique) is cleared to return from the injured list.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Two strikeouts in return

Bart (illness) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Cubs. Bart missed one game due to an illness. He's down to a .224 batting average with 21 strikeouts in 18 contests in July. While the 25-year-old is likely to see most of the starts behind the dish, his .180/.288/.331 slash line and 43.8 percent strikeout rate remain discouraging. Curt Casali (oblique) began a rehab assignment Wednesday, and he could threaten Bart's place on the 26-man roster once he returns, as the Giants may want their catcher of the future to work on his swing at Triple-A Sacramento rather than in the big leagues.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Back in action Thursday

Bart (illness) is starting Thursday against the Cubs, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Bart left Tuesday's game early due to an illness and sat out Wednesday's series finale in Arizona. However, he'll start behind the dish and bat eighth during Thursday's game against the Cubs.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Exits Tuesday's contest

Bart left Tuesday's game versus the Diamondbacks with an illness, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Manager Gabe Kapler said Bart was "ghost white" and throwing up. It's unclear if the 25-year-old catcher will have to miss a game or two -- Wednesday's series finale against Arizona is an afternoon affiar. Bart likely would have sat out a day game after a night game anyway, so it's unclear if he will be available off the bench. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Tuesday.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Out of lineup Wednesday

Bart (illness) is absent from Wednesday's lineup versus the Diamondbacks, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports. After leaving Tuesday's contest early due to an illness, Bart will miss Wednesday's series finale. Austin Wynns will start at catcher and bat ninth against Arizona.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Two hits, steal in loss

Bart went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Dodgers. Bart was one of two Giants with multiple hits in the contest. He also showed off a little speed with his seventh-inning steal. Since rejoining the Giants on July 6, Bart has gone 11-for-41 (.268) with four extra-base hits and a 3:16 BB:K. The catcher is slashing .191/.303/.351 with six home runs, 13 RBI, 19 runs scored, two steals and three doubles in 51 contests, though his 42.8 percent strikeout rate remains discouragingly high.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Takes seat Thursday

Bart isn't starting Thursday against the Dodgers, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Bart started the last four games and went 4-for-12 with a homer, a double, four runs and two RBI. Austin Wynns is taking over behind the dish and batting ninth.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Sparks rally with homer

Bart went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Friday's 8-5 win over the Brewers. Bart hit the first of three Giants home runs off Brewers closer Josh Hader in the ninth inning. The long ball was Bart's second in his last four games and his sixth of the season. The catcher is hitting .318 in nine contests since he rejoined the Giants on July 6. For the season, he's at a .188/.316/.375 slash line with 11 RBI, 18 runs scored and a stolen base through 133 plate appearances.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Homers in blowout win

Bart went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 13-0 win over the Diamondbacks. Bart went yard in the second inning and added a single in the eighth for his first multi-hit effort since April 29. The catcher has gone 4-for-17 (.235) in six contests since he was called up to replace Curt Casali (oblique) on the active roster. Bart owns a .168/.299/.327 slash line with five homers, 10 RBI, 15 runs scored, a stolen base and two doubles in 127 plate appearances, but he's still managed steady playing time in his second stint in the majors this year.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Resting for day game

Bart is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks. Since getting called up from Triple-A Sacramento on July 6 to replace the injured Curt Casali (oblique), Bart has worked ahead of Austin Wynns as the Giants' No. 1 catcher. Bart has gone a collective 4-for-17 with a home run, a double and two walks while starting in six of the past seven games, and he likely strengthened his grip on the top job by producing his first multi-hit effort with the Giants since April 29 in Tuesday's 13-0 win. With the Giants and Diamondbacks wrapping up their series Wednesday with a day game after a night game, Bart will be receiving some routine maintenance.
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