Limited by discomfort in his throwing elbow, Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes will be held out of games behind the plate for the first week of Cactus League action, manager Dave Roberts said on Thursday morning. The team is set to begin spring training games on Friday against the White Sox. Barnes has been able to catch pitchers during bullpen sessions, but the Dodgers have placed him on a throwing program to protect against further damage. If he plays during the next week, it will be as a designated hitter.
Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes dealing with elbow discomfort
Los Angeles Times | Feb 22