ST. LOUIS (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled infielder Austin Barnes and optioned pitcher Julio Urias to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Manager Dave Roberts said Barnes gave the team versatility, with All-Star shortstop Corey Seager missing the last three games with a stomach flu and Yasmani Grandal feeling ill the day before.
Seager was in the Dodgers' starting lineup Friday at St. Louis.
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Barnes, who can also catch, hit .299 with five home runs, 32 RBI and 32 walks in 63 games at Oklahoma City.
Urias was sent down after making a spot start in the Dodgers' 6-3 win at Washington on Thursday. Roberts said that with several scheduled days off, the team would go with a four-man rotation for the time being.