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Dodgers | Austin Barnes demoted

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 12:16:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Austin Barnes was optioned to Class AAA Oklahoma City on Sunday, July 31.

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Dodgers | Julio Urias sent to minors

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:48:22 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Julio Urias was optioned to Class AAA Oklahoma City Friday, July 22. C Austin Barnes was recalled in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: The Dodgers are handling the 19-year-old southpaw with kid gloves, and for good reason. He's shown flashes in his nine starts this year but has a 4.69 ERA and 1.51 WHIP despite fanning 48 in 40 1/3 innings. He could come up for another spot start down the road in the second half or be used out of the bullpen, but his value in seasonal leagues is limited from here on out. He should remain stashed in all dynasty formats, though. Barnes should be ignored, as he'll back up Yasmani Grandal and A.J. Ellis.

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Dodgers | Will Venable joins Dodgers

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:15:12 -0700

Free-agent OF Will Venable (Phillies) signed an undisclosed deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, June 14. In a corresponding move, C Austin Barnes was optioned to Class AAA Oklahoma City.

Fantasy Tip: The Blue may have use for Venable as part of a platoon in left field between Howie Kendrick and Scott Van Slyke now that Carl Crawford is no longer with the club. Venable's best asset is his speed, but he likely won't see enough playing time to be considered outside of deep NL-only leagues.

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Dodgers | Four Dodgers regulars sitting out

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:27:47 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, SS Corey Seager, OF Joc Pederson and C Yasmani Grandal are not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies left-handed SP Chris Rusin Wednesday, June 8. C Austin Barnes is starting at second base and is hitting eighth, OF Enrique Hernandez is starting at shortstop and is batting leadoff, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and hitting cleanup and C A.J. Ellis is doing the catching and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: The Dodgers typically sit a handful of their lefty hitters against southpaws. After Thompson's walkoff blast last night, he now has 10 homers and 22 RBI on the year and has carved out an everyday role. He's a great player to have in daily lineups this evening. Hernandez's daily value soars while hitting leadoff, too, and he's a fine value play. Barnes and Ellis are light-hitting catchers that are low-end DFS clicks.

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Dodgers | Carl Crawford designated for assignment

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 09:43:56 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford was designated for assignment Sunday, June 5. The team recalled C Austin Barnes from Class AAA Oklahoma City.

Fantasy Tip: Howie Kendrick likely will receive a lot of playing time in the outfield with Crawford no longer with the team. He has gone hitless in his last five games and is not a strong fantasy option in daily fantasy leagues at this point. Scott Van Slyke and Enrique Hernandez are also options to start in the outfield but are probably should be limited to NL-only leagues at this point.

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Dodgers | Several Dodgers starters resting

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:41:22 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner, OF Joc Pederson, C Yasmani Grandal and 2B Chase Utley are all out of the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Robbie Ray Thursday, April 14. 2B Howie Kendrick moves to third base, C Austin Barnes is starting at second and hitting eighth, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and batting sixth, while OF Enrique Hernandez gets the start in left and is leading off.

Fantasy Tip: With a lot of moving parts in the Los Angeles lineup tonight, you should certainly consider using Ray in your lineup this evening. Barnes and Thompson are deep sleepers as lotto tickets in daily games. Hernandez, who has some thump in his stick, could be a sneaky deep sleeper while hitting leadoff.

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Dodgers | Scott Van Slyke, A.J. Ellis sitting

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:00:15 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke and C A.J. Ellis are not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto Sunday, April 10. OF Trayce Thompson will start in left field and is batting seventh, while C Austin Barnes will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Thompson has hit two doubles in seven at-bats this season and could be a starting candidate in NL-only leagues Sunday. Barnes probably can be avoided in all leagues.

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Dodgers | Adrian Gonzalez sitting vs. Giants

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:35:14 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 30. C Austin Barnes draws into the lineup and is batting seventh against San Francisco Giants SP Mike Leake Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has been battling a bad back, so he may play sparingly over the final regular season games. Check back for updates on his status. Barnes ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation flier for FantasyScore players Wednesday. He only have 32 plate appearances in the majors.

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Dodgers | Adrian Gonzalez sitting vs. Colorado

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:00:45 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 16. C Austin Barnes draws into the lineup and is batting first against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Gonzalez ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday. The veteran has a .704 OPS over his past 24 games, so a breather against a southpaw makes sense. Barnes ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief at FantasyScore Wednesday.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal still out

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:11:02 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 9. C Austin Barnes is behind the plate and is hitting ninth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards.

Fantasy Tip: You shouldn't be looking to own Barnes ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) on FantasyScore this evening.

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