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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Breather Wednesday

Barnhart is not in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale versus the Twins. Barnhart will get the day off after starting in Tuesday's loss, going 0-for-3 in the contest. Eric Haase will get the start behind the plate and bat eighth.
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Checking in on former Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart

The Cincinnati Reds traded longtime catcher Tucker Barnhart shortly after the 2021 season ended. Facing the dilemma of whether or not to pick up Barnhart's $7.5M team-option, the front office decided to deal the veteran to the Detroit Tigers. The previous offseason, the Reds made the decision to roll with...
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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Returns to lineup Sunday

Barnhart is starting at catcher and batting ninth in Sunday's game against the Orioles. After a day off Saturday, Barnhart will return for the series finale Sunday, with Eric Haase headed back to the bench. Barnhart is batting .271 this season, though he's yet to hit a home run and has only three RBI, so he hasn't been particularly productive with his hits.
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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Not in Saturday's lineup

Barnhart isn't starting Saturday against the Orioles. Barnhart started in the last three games and went 2-for-9 with a double, an RBI and two strikeouts. Eric Haase will take over behind the plate and bat seventh.
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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Doubles, drives in one Thursday

Barnhart went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's loss to the Athletics. Barnhart isn't a flashy player, but he's now batting .284 this season, though he only has three RBI in 23 games. He's at least hitting better than fellow backstop Eric Haase, who's stuck with a .140 batting average. That should keep Barnhart in the lineup as the team's catcher most days.
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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: On bench for Game 2

Barnhart will sit for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader against Oakland. Barnhart went 2-for-4 in the first game of the day. Eric Haase will take over behind the plate in the second game, catching Alex Faedo.
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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Not in Saturday's lineup

Barnhart will sit Saturday against the Dodgers. Barnhart had just two hits in his first seven games of the year but has since gone 8-for-20 in his last six games. He'll get a rest Saturday as Dustin Garneau takes over behind the plate.
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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Not starting Wednesday

Barnhart isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Twins. Barnhart will get a breather after he went 2-for-6 with a double, two runs and two strikeouts in his last two appearances. Eric Haase will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Two-hit effort in loss

Barnhart went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Rockies. Barnhart had two of Detroit's seven hits on the day, including his first double of the season. The two-hit effort pushed the catcher's batting average to .259, which would actually be his best mark since hitting .270 for the Reds back in 2017. Barnhart will continue to be more valuable for his defensive work, with some occasional offensive production here and there.
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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Resting for night game

Barnhart is not in the lineup for the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Barnhart went 2-for-5 in the afternoon game. He'll sit against southpaw Austin Gomber in the nightcap, as he did against the three previous lefties the Tigers faced this season.
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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Sits against southpaw

Barnhart isn't starting Saturday's game against the Royals. Barnhart went 1-for-7 with a walk and four strikeouts while serving as a starter in each of the last three games. However, Dustin Garneau will start behind the dish and bat eighth against left-hander Kris Bubic on Saturday.
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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Resting against lefty

Barnhart is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. The quick turnaround for Tuesday's 1:10 p.m. ET first pitch in addition to Boston starting a lefty (Rich Hill) likely explains why Barnhart -- a switch-hitter who is more comfortable batting from the left side -- is taking a seat. Dustin Garneau will fill in behind the dish for Barnhart, who has only produced one hit through nine plate appearances but has been masterful in guiding the Tigers' young pitching staff. Barnhart's game-calling savvy was a key reason why right-hander Matt Manning delivered the best start of his young career in Monday's 3-1 win.
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Tucker Barnhart taking a crash course on Tigers' pitchers

LAKELAND — Tucker Barnhart might have been the center of attention in several of the Detroit Tigers' recent spring training sessions. This year he was just the new catcher they got from Cincinnati. You had to look closely to find him playing among the guys with the big contracts and the first-round draft picks.
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Tigers' Tucker Barnhart: Open to extension

Barnhart said he would be open to an extension with the Tigers, though no formal contract talks have taken place, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Barnhart was traded to the Tigers in November, and the team then exercised his club option for 2022. However, the catcher is open to sticking around past this season, and the organization has expressed some interest in finding a deal as well. For the time being, Barnhart will look to make a good first impression with his new team in the hopes of increasing the value of a potential new contract.
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Detroit Tigers Newsletter: Ready to fall in 'glove' with catcher Tucker Barnhart?

Amid the myriad signs last season the Detroit Tigers were back to being a real, all-grown-up Major League Baseball franchise (on the field, at least) — AJ Hinch! Casey Mize! Robbie Grossman! BAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!* — there was this: For the first time in four seasons, the catcher position did not appear to be a, well, for lack of a better term … a massive, gaping wound.
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Detroit Tigers: Tucker Barnhart as a switch-hitter adds more value

The Detroit Tigers completed a trade with the Cincinnati Reds for catcher Tucker Barnhart earlier this offseason. When the team brought him in, they immediately picked up a $7.75 million option for him that will allow him to stick around for the 2022 season. Following that, the Detroit Tigers will...
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