The Indians placed Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list prior to today’s game with right knee inflammation. Pronk last played one week ago when he was hit by a pitch against Detroit.
To take his spot and bring the club back to 12 pitchers, Scott Barnes has been recalled from Columbus. The 24 year old lefty will work out of a bullpen which has been overextended recently. This season in 11 games (3 starts), Barnes is 0-2 with a 3.81 ERA, allowing 17 hits in 28 1/3 innings.
The Tribe acquired Barnes in exchange for Ryan Garko back in 2009.
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