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Giants' Joey Bart: Facing potential roster crunch
Bart appears unlikely to break camp with the Giants and is out of minor-league options, making him a candidate to be traded or otherwise moved off the 40-man roster prior to Opening Day, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Chosen with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, Bart was seen as the heir apparent to Buster Posey at the time he was selected, but the now-27-year-old backstop has struggled to meet expectations since reaching the big leagues for the first time in 2020. Due to groin injuries and his own struggles at the dish, Bart appeared in just 30 games for the Giants in 2023, mustering a .207/.263/.264 slash line across 95 plate appearances. Meanwhile, 24-year-old Patrick Bailey surpassed Bart on the organizational depth chart, and the Giants bolstered their catching ranks with the signing of veteran Tom Murphy, who is expected to serve as the No. 2 option and should play regularly versus left-handed pitching. Unless the team elects to keep three catchers on the Opening Day roster or unless Bailey or Murphy succumb to an injury in spring training, the Giants don't look like they'll have room for Bart, whose pedigree should be reason enough for another catching-needy team to acquire him via trade or a waiver claim.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Optioned to Triple-A
The Giants optioned Bart to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Bart has spent most of this season in the minors and will now finish out the year there. Selected second overall in the 2018 MLB Draft out of Georgia Tech, the 26-year-old catcher owns a highly disappointing .219/.288/.335 career slash line in 503 major-league plate appearances. He could be a trade candidate this winter.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Back with Giants
The Giants recalled Bart from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
After losing Jakob Junis (neck) for the year, the Giants will opt to bolster their bench depth and add Bart as their third catcher on the active roster. The 26-year-old backstop went 0-for-9 during his most recent stint in the majors and doesn't figure to see regular playing time during the final week of the season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Optioned to Triple-A
Bart was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
He was up with the big club while Patrick Bailey was on the 7-day concussion injured list, but with Bailey having now been activated, Bart's presence is no longer required. Bart was hitless in four games during this most recent stint in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Coming up from Triple-A
Bart was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.
Patrick Bailey suffered a concussion Tuesday and will be sidelined at least for the next week. Bart could start at catcher against lefties while Bailey is out, with Blake Sabol seeing most of the action versus righties. The 2018 first-round pick has a lowly .634 OPS over parts of four major-league seasons.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Reinstated off IL, optioned to AAA
Bart (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
Bart will get more time in Triple-A while recovering from his groin strain, but this likely has at least something to do with Patrick Bailey and Blake Sabol being better options for the Giants at this point. It's likely the Giants will give Bart a chance again this summer.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Evaluated to determine next steps
Bart (groin) is being evaluated by the Giants on Friday to determine his next steps, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Bart has been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento, and the Giants will see how their backstop is recovering from the left groin strain that has sidelined him since the middle of May. It's possible Bart could be activated in the early part of next week, but his status likely won't be updated until the weekend. It's also unknown if he'll return to a starting role with Patrick Bailey receiving most of the reps behind the plate while Bart has been out.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Begins rehab assignment
Bart (groin) began a rehab assignment Friday and went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in Triple-A Sacramento's game versus Tacoma.
Bart may need a few games to shake off any rust after being sidelined for over two weeks, but he could be activated at some point next week. Those with fantasy shares in the catcher should be rooting for a quick return -- the Giants begin a three-game series in Colorado on Tuesday. It's unclear if Bart will return to a starting role however, as Patrick Bailey has hit .310 across his first 12 major-league games.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Close to starting rehab assignment
Bart (groin) said he's scheduled to resume baserunning drills Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Bart noted that he's already been taking part in all baseball activities with the exception of running the bases, so assuming he avoids any setbacks with his injured list groin Tuesday, he could get the green light to begin a minor-league rehab assignment later in the week. Patrick Bailey was called up from Triple-A Sacramento on May 19 when Bart was placed on the 10-day IL and has been operating as the Giants' primary backstop for the past week and a half.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: MRI reveals Grade 1 sprain
An MRI on Friday revealed that Bart has a Grade 1 left groin strain, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Grade 1 is the mildest strain, so this is good news for Bart. The catcher was placed on the injured list before Friday's game against the Marlins, and he has a chance to return to the lineup before the end of May.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Lands on IL with groin strain
Bart was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain.
Bart dealt with an issue on the other side of his groin last month, but this appears to be a new injury. He'll be eligible to return later this month, although it's not clear at this point whether he'll be ready at that time. Patrick Bailey is taking his roster spot and should share catching duties with Blake Sabol while Bart is out.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Gets rest day Friday
Bart is not in the starting lineup Friday versus the Diamondbacks.
Blake Sabol will catch and bat eighth. Bart had started three straight games behind the plate for the Giants prior to this night of rest.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Gets Monday off
Bart isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Bart will take a seat for a second straight day after also sitting out of Sunday's series finale against the Brewers. Blake Sabol draws the start behind the dish and will bat seventh in Bart's place.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Not starting Sunday
Bart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Bart started the past four games and will receive a day off after he went 4-for-13 with two doubles, a walk, two RBI and a run. Blake Sabol will step in behind the plate for Sunday's series finale.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Takes seat Monday
Bart is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Astros, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
After missing four straight games with right groin tightness, Bart returned to action Sunday in Mexico City, playing all eight innings behind the plate while going 0-for-4 in a 6-4 loss to the Padres. Though Bart isn't dealing with any reported setbacks, the Giants will give Bart a chance to recuperate Monday on the heels of his first game action in nearly a week. Blake Sabol will catch for starting pitcher Ross Stripling in the series opener in Houston.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Back in action Sunday
Bart (groin) is starting behind the plate and batting eighth Sunday against the Padres, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Bart has been sidelined by a groin issue since April 24, but he'll return to action for Sunday's series finale versus the Friars in Mexico City. The 26-year-old is still looking for his first home run and RBI of the season but has a .303/.378/.364 slash line through 37 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Remains out Saturday
Bart (groin) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Bart has been sidelined since Monday due to tightness in his right groin, but he traveled with the Giants to Mexico City for this special two-game series and participated in a team workout Friday. Maybe he could be back in action Sunday. Blake Sabol will draw another start at catcher Saturday at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helu.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Participates in workout
Bart (groin) ran on the field in Mexico on Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The Giants have a rare Friday off with the team playing a two-game series in Mexico starting Saturday against the Padres, but it's a positive sign that Bart was able to participate in some pregame activities. The backstop has been out of action with tightness in his right groin strain, and he has a chance to return to the lineup against San Diego over the weekend.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Out again Thursday
Bart (groin) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Cardinals.
It's the third straight absence for Bart as he works through a bout of right groin tightness. Blake Sabol is catching and batting seventh for the Giants on Thursday afternoon.... See More ... See Less
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