Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 65
|Catcher / Second baseman|
Born: December 28, 1989|
|May 24, 2015 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
(through May 24, 2015)
|Runs batted in||0|
Austin Scott Barnes (born December 28, 1989) is an American professional baseball catcher and infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the nephew of former MLB infielder Mike Gallego.
Barnes was born in Orange, California and attended Riverside Polytechnic High School. He played college baseball at Arizona State University for the Arizona State Sun Devils from 2009 to 2011. Prior to his sophomore season in 2010 he moved from infield to catcher. During his career he played in 109 games and hit .308/.379/.429 with two home runs.
Barnes was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the eighth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft and made his professional debut that season for the Jamestown Jammers. From 2012 to 2014 he played for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, Jupiter Hammerheads and Jacksonville Suns. He split time between catcher and second base.
Los Angeles Dodgers
On December 10, 2014, Barnes was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, along with Chris Hatcher, Andrew Heaney, and Enrique Hernández, in exchange for Dan Haren, Dee Gordon, Miguel Rojas and cash. He was assigned to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers. On May 23, 2015, he was called up to the Major Leagues for the first time when Yasmani Grandal went on the 7-Day DL with a concussion. He made his MLB debut as the starting catcher for the Dodgers on May 24, 2015, and had one hit in three at-bats in his debut, with his first MLB hit being a single to center field off of Dale Thayer of the San Diego Padres.
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