Dodgers Roster: Austin Barnes Activated, Tony Wolters Designated For Assignment

The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated Austin Barnes from the family emergency list and designated Tony Wolters for assignment prior to their series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Barnes had been on leave for three days due to an unspecified reason. MLB’s family emergency list requires a player to be away from the team for at least three days, but no more than seven. Barnes and David Price have both returned from emergency leave after the minimum three days this season.

Barnes has appeared in 42 games so far this season, batting .171/.295/.308 with four doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI.

Wolters is now passing through waivers after appearing in two games (one start) for the Dodgers since getting called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Wolters went a combined 0-for-4 with three strikeouts during his brief time up.

Wolters was back at the Major League level for the first time since playing with the Chicago Cubs last season. He signed with the Dodgers on a Minor League contract last August after getting released from the Cubs organization.

He appeared in 14 games for the Cubs and twice was removed from their 40-man roster prior to joining the Dodgers. Wolters made his MLB debut with the Colorado Rockies and went on to appear in 391 games with the them from 2016-2020.

Wolters became a free agent after the 2020 season due to being non-tendered by the Rockies.

Dodgers signed Austin Barnes to contract extension

Last month the Dodgers signed Barnes to a two-year, $7 million contract extension that runs through the 2024 season.

Barnes’ contract includes a $3.5 million club option for 2025, and bonuses in the form of $50,000 each for 65 and 70 games played every year; $75,000 for 75; $150,000 for 80; and $175,000 for 85.

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