May 27, 2024

Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes was scheduled to play in Tuesday’s game against the Angels but was removed from the lineup shortly before the game due to back tightness. Manager Dave Roberts confirmed this to the media prior to the game, and Barnes was replaced by catcher Chris Okey.

Austin Barnes' resurgent play rewards Dodgers' prolonged faith - Los  Angeles Times

Given that it’s spring training, the Dodgers are taking a cautious approach with Barnes to ensure he doesn’t exacerbate his injury. Although it doesn’t seem to be a significant issue, the team is prioritizing Barnes’ health and well-being.

Here is the complete Dodgers lineup for Tuesday’s Cactus League matchup against the Angels:

  1. Mookie Betts, 2B
  2. Shohei Ohtani, DH
  3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  4. Teoscar Hernández, LF
  5. Max Muncy, 3B
  6. Jason Heyward, RF
  7. Kiké Hernández, CF
  8. Miguel Rojas, SS
  9. Chris Okey, C

Pitcher Bobby Miller will be making his second start of spring for the Dodgers. The game is set to begin at 5:05 p.m. PT.

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