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Dodgers Share Latest Update on Austin Barnes

Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes isn’t likely to hit the injured list after taking a fastball off the right hand/wrist area earlier this week in Cincinnati. However, he will be sidelined for a few more days with soreness, swelling, and bruising. Reports out of Philadelphia on Saturday show that Barnes put his injured hand to the test with some long toss throwing and a few hacks in the batting cages.

The veteran catcher did undergo a CT scan today and the results were clear.

Manager Dave Roberts will take advantage of Monday’s off day and have Will Smith catch all three games in Philly to give Barnes more time to heal up. If Barnes were healthy, he likely would have started the day game on Sunday.

The 33-year-old backstop is hitting .103 (8-78) with a .321 OPS backing up Smith this season.

Hudson On The Mend

The Dodger bullpen could eventually get a nice boost in the coming weeks in the form of Daniel Hudson. The veteran right-hander recently began what will become a full-fledged rehab assignment by pitching in the Arizona Complex League. He made his second appearance for the ACL Dodgers on Saturday.

Hudson has been slow to recover from reconstructive surgery on his right knee. He came into spring training expecting to be ready for opening day but irritation in that surgically repaired left knee have left him and the club frustrated. He had a cortisone injection three weeks ago and has been ramping up his activity since then.

In a best case scenario, he could rejoin the roster as the club welcomes the Houston Astros to Dodger Stadium. More likely, some time before the end of June is the better target.

Clint Pasillas

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