Today the Cleveland Indians announced they have designated outfielderEzequiel Carrera for assignment and recalled left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus.
Barnes has spent most of the season at Triple-A Columbus where he has gone 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA in 8 relief outings (9.2 IP, 8 H, 4R/ER, 5 BB, 10 K, .250 AVG) and has limited left-handed batters to a .222 (2-for-9) average against. Over his last 4 outings since April 20 he has an ERA of 1.93 (4.2IP, 3H, 1R/ER, 6K). He was with the Indians on April 28 as the 26th-man for that day’s doubleheader and appeared in the day game (1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R/ER, HR, BB).
Barnes should help fill a short term need in the bullpen while the Indians are a little short-handed with right-handerVinnie Pestano still day-to-day with elbow soreness. He will probably be sent right back to Columbus once outfielder Michael Bourn returns, which could be some time later this week.
Carrera went 2-for-4 at the plate in two games with the Indians the p...