LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed catcher Yasmani Grandal on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled catcher Austin Barnes (#65) from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Barnes, 25, is making his first appearance on an active Major League roster after batting .290 with five doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI in 29 games at Triple-A. Barnes has drawn more walks (14) than strikeouts (13) this season, with a .390 on-base percentage, and has hit safely in his last eight games with Oklahoma City, including going 1-for-3 last night at Las Vegas. The Riverside native was acquired by the Dodgers in a seven-player trade with Miami on Dec. 10, 2014 and was originally selected by the Marlins in the ninth round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Arizona State University.
Grandal was batting .291 with a .403 on-base percentage, four home runs and 17 RBI in 33 games this season, including a .400 batting average (20-for-50) in 16 May games, the third-best mark in the Majors this month.