Austin Barnes returns to Dodgers as Russell Martin lands on bereavement list

Los Angeles Daily News
Austin Barnes returns to Dodgers as Russell Martin lands on bereavement list
Austin Barnes returns to Dodgers as Russell Martin lands on bereavement list

LOS ANGELES – No, Austin Barnes didn't enter into the Witness Protection Program after he was demoted to Triple-A last month. Under the stipulations of Major League Baseball's dress code for Players' Weekend, Barnes returned to the Dodgers wearing an all-white uniform and a pseudonym – Sam – on the back of his jersey. Barnes backed up Will Smith on Saturday and will catch Clayton Kershaw on Sunday after Russell Martin was placed on the bereavement list. Manager Dave Roberts said that Martin, who is mourning the death of his grandmother, will return to the team Tuesday in San Diego. Barnes is expected to be optioned to Oklahoma City then. After beginning the season as the Dodgers' primary catcher,

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