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Top Tres Barrera News

  • Tres Barrera: Becomes free agent

    Barrera elected free agency Friday.

    Barrera will head to the open market this offseason and will presumably be on the lookout for a minor-league deal. He appeared in six big-league games for St. Louis in 2023 but was outrighted off the 40-man roster in June and finished the campaign at Triple-A Memphis. Over 245 plate appearances with Memphis, the 29-year-old backstop slashed .213/.306/.343 with seven home runs.

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  • Cardinals' Tres Barrera: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Barrera was outrighted to Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, Brian Walton of TheCardinalNation.com reports.

    Barrera passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Saturday. The 28-year-old catcher drew only two plate appearances during his month-long stay on the major-league roster in St. Louis, largely because Willson Contreras was allowed to return to defensive duties.

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  • Cardinals' Tres Barrera: Removed from 40-man roster

    St. Louis designated Barrera for assignment Saturday, John Denton of MLB.com reports.

    Barrera will move off the 40-man roster after appearing in six games with St. Louis following his May 6 promotion from Triple-A Memphis. He went hitless in his two at-bats with the club. The Cardinals will announce a corresponding transaction before Sunday's game against the Pirates.

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  • Cardinals' Tres Barrera: Called up by Cardinals

    Barrera's contract was selected by the Cardinals on Saturday.

    Barrera is a 28-year-old backstop with a career .231/.317/.315 slash line in 51 major-league games. The Cardinals didn't send down any catchers as part of the series of moves which accompanied Barrera's call-up, but with the team moving Willson Contreras out from behind the plate for at least the near future, Barrera may serve as Andrew Knizner's backup.

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  • Cardinals' Tres Barrera: On active roster at Memphis

    Barrera (knee) is on the active roster at Triple-A Memphis ahead of their season opener Friday.

    Barrera was sidelined due to knee soreness over the final week of the Grapefruit League schedule, but he's ready now to suit up for Memphis and could be a candidate for a quick call-up to St. Louis if Willson Contreras (knee) requires an IL stint. Ivan Herrera, also stationed at Memphis, is another option for fill-in duties. Andrew Knizner opened the year as the No. 2 catcher for the Cardinals.

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  • Cardinals' Tres Barrera: Battling knee soreness

    Barrera won't play for the remained of the Grapefruit League schedule due to knee soreness, John Denton of MLB.com reports.

    Barrera had a chance to win the backup catcher job in spring training, but he went 2-for-13 with a double, a home run and two RBI over 12 spring games. Andrew Knizner appears set to open the season as the backup catcher, so there's a good chance Barrera is reassigned to Triple-A Memphis soon. He's on a minor-league and will serve as organizational depth at catcher.

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  • Cardinals' Tres Barrera: Chance to win backup job

    Barrera has made a strong impression in spring camp, John Denton of MLB.com reports.

    Cardinals manager Oli Marmol has made it clear that the job behind starting backstop Willson Contreras is "wide open," and Barrera has a strong chance to win that position. The backstop signed on with St. Louis as a non-roster invitee and has posted just a .631 OPS so far over 162 plate appearances at the major-league level. Andrew Knizner is also battling for the backup gig. This appears to be a competition that could go down to the final days of spring training.

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  • Cardinals' Tres Barrera: Gets NRI from St. Louis

    Barrera signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Friday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    The 28-year-old has seen big-league action in bits and pieces with the Nationals, collecting a .631 OPS in 162 plate appearances over three seasons. Barrera will likely to open 2023 at Triple-A Memphis.

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  • Tres Barrera: Elects free agency

    Barrera rejected an outright assignment to Triple-A Rochester and elected free agency Friday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Barrera was removed from the Nationals' 40-man roster Thursday and will test free agency rather than report to Triple-A. The 28-year-old played in 19 big-league games last season and had a .180/.212/.200 slash line in 53 plate appearances.

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  • Nationals' Tres Barrera: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Barrera cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Barrera served as a reserve catcher for Washington at times in 2022 and went 9-for-50 in 19 games. He won't stick on the 40-man roster through the offseason and is likely to open 2023 back at Triple-A.

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  • Nationals' Tres Barrera: Garners September call-up

    The Nationals recalled Barrera from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

    The addition of Barrera gives the Nationals a third catcher, which will perhaps allow the team to build in more rest days for No. 1 backstop Keibert Ruiz while allowing Riley Adams to pick up some work as a designated hitter. Barrera appeared in 14 games for Washington earlier in 2022, batting .182 with four RBI and two runs.

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  • Nationals' Tres Barrera: Call-up expected Thursday

    Barrera is expected to be called up by the Phillies on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Barrera was sent to Triple-A Rochester last week, but he'll rejoin the major-league club to begin the month of September since active rosters will expand from 26 to 28 players. Over 14 big-league games this year, the 27-year-old has hit just .182 with a double, four RBI, two runs, two walks and 11 strikeouts.

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  • Nationals' Tres Barrera: Optioned to Triple-A

    Barrera was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Barrera has served as the Nationals' backup catcher since early July, but he posted a paltry .441 OPS in 35 plate appearances over 14 games, so the team decided to send him back to Triple-A for the time being. It remains to be seen who will replace Barrera on Washington's roster, but Riley Adams is the most likely option.

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  • Nationals' Tres Barrera: Gets rare start

    Barrera went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

    The 27-year-old has only started two of 10 games so far in August as Keibert Ruiz continues to get most of the work behind the plate. Since joining the big-league roster in early July, Barrera hasn't made a compelling case for a bigger role, going 5-for-27 (.185) with a double, four RBI and a 31.0 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Nationals' Tres Barrera: Two-RBI performance

    Barrera went 1-for-2 with two RBI in Saturday's loss to Miami.

    His two RBI came on a single in the second inning that saw Nelson Cruz and Lane Thomas cross the plate before Barrera advanced to second base on a throwing error -- the Marlins' third error of the inning. It was the catcher's first appearance this season, but it should give him confidence going forward after picking up a hit and two RBI. Barrera is the new backup behind Keibert Ruiz after Riley Adams was demoted.

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  • Nationals' Tres Barrera: Called up Friday

    Barrera was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Barrera will join the big league roster ahead of Friday's series opener versus the Marlins. He'll be set to make his season debut for the Nationals after he has posted a .256 batting average with seven homers, 24 RBI and 25 runs over 164 at-bats in 51 games with Rochester this year. Riley Adams was sent down to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

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  • Nationals' Tres Barrera: Heads back to minors

    The Nationals optioned Barrera to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Barrera's demotion sets the stage for top catching prospect Keibert Ruiz to join the Nationals' 26-man roster ahead of Monday's series opener with the Phillies. Ruiz's arrival will leave fewer opportunities to go around for Riley Adams, who had been handling the larger portion of a timeshare behind the plate with Barrera. Over 107 plate appearances with the big club this season, Barrera has hit .264 with two home runs, 10 RBI and eight runs.

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  • Nationals' Tres Barrera: Homers in win

    Barrera went 3-for-4 with a homer, two singles and two RBI in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Marlins.

    Barrera provided one of two big swings for Washington on Tuesday when he took Miami starter Jesus Luzardo deep in the fourth inning for a two-run homer. The Nationals' catcher is now 8-for-17 in four games against the Marlins this season.

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  • Nationals' Tres Barrera: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Barrera isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Barrera will be out of the lineup for a third consecutive game as he continues to work in a timeshare at catcher. Riley Adams will remain behind the dish and bat eighth.

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  • Nationals' Tres Barrera: Sits Tuesday

    Barrera is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Barrera will be on the bench for the second straight game, but since he caught each of the previous three contests before that, he at least appears to be in a timeshare behind the dish with Riley Adams. Since rejoining Washington in late July, Barrera has gone 6-for-34 (.176 average) with three RBI and a run in 11 games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 215 lbs
Birthplace: San Antonio, TX
Age: 29
School: Texas
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R