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Red Sox Notes: Matt Barnes Goes Through Big League Learning Experience

The Kansas City Royals decided enough was enough. The Royals, who dropped their first five games against the Boston Red Sox this season, enjoyed a convincing 7-1 win Saturday at Kauffman Stadium. The Red Sox were completely shut down by Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie en route to their 84th loss of 2014. There weren’t too many positives from a Red Sox standpoint. Boston looked primed...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Scouting Matt Barnes

Barnes, a top Sox prospect, had an impressive Major League debut (Photo: Ken Babbitt) On Wednesday’s Profcast Jake Devereaux informed me highly touted prospect Matt Barnes made his Major League debut, so needless to say I watched his start after we recorded. Barnes only threw three innings so it’s hard to judge his effectiveness as a starter (because he didn’t have to go through...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lifelong Yankees Fan Matt Barnes: I Enjoy ‘Every Moment’ In Boston (Video)

In his Major League debut, top pitching prospect Matt Barnes was impressive. The 24-year-old former UConn ace pitched three scoreless innings of relief, providing a bright spot in the 4-1 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday. Barnes joined “Red Sox First Pitch” to discuss what it’s like to finally get a chance to play in the big leagues. Check it out in the video above.  Filed...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

First-Rounder Barnes Is Stellar In MLB Debut

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)He was the 19th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft. Matt Barnes, the 24-year old Red Sox rookie out of UConn, made his major league debut on Tuesday night against the juggernaut Orioles. The 6'4" righty has been a starter his whole career, but came in from the Boston bullpen to hurl three scoreless innings. He threw...
Via FenwayNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes has a bright future for the Red Sox

A handful of rookie pitchers have made their debuts for the Red Sox in 2014, but despite flying under the radar, their latest call-up, Matt Barnes, might have the brightest future of them all.  2014 has been a trying year for the Red Sox, but fans have at least gotten the chance to see quite a few youngsters make their debuts. Xander Bogaerts has struggled overall, but still shown...
Via Fire Brand AL
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Calm, Cool, Collected In Major League Debut With Red Sox

BOSTON — Matt Barnes patiently waited as the Red Sox continuously called down to Triple-A Pawtucket for young arms this season. The 24-year-old finally received his opportunity and didn’t disappoint. Barnes, who was called up Monday, made his major league debut Tuesday as the Red Sox suffered a 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. He tossed three scoreless innings...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Matt Barnes’ Strong Finish in AAA Propel Him To A Strong 2015?

It was reported out of Boston yesterday that the Red Sox would be calling up 24-year-old pitching prospect Matt Barnes.  The plan for the Connecticut native has not yet been specified, but here’s my report on the tall righty after watching him pitch this summer in Pawtucket. Strictly from a stature and mechanical perspective, Barnes reminded me of Royals ace James Shields.  Both...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pitching Prospect Matt Barnes Earns First Major League Call-Up

BOSTON — Another young hurler will join the Red Sox’s pitching staff this week. Right-hander Matt Barnes has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to the 40-man roster for the first time in his career, the team announced Monday. Barnes will wear No. 68 and will be available Monday night as the Red Sox begin a series with the Baltimore Orioles. To make room for Barnes on...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Call Up '11 First-Rounder Matt Barnes

(Ken Jancef/ to Alex Speier of, the Red Sox have called up RHP Matt Barnes from AAA. Barnes, groomed as a starter, will pitch out of the bullpen for The Carmine Hose for the balance of the year. Barnes was the team's first-round draft pick in 2011. His 2014 season has been generally rocky—but he has pitched well of late (seven shutout innings in a...
Via FenwayNation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes to make Triple-A debut with Pawtucket tonight

In what came as a shocking move on Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox promoted pitching prospect Matt Barnes from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket with only a handful of regular season games left. Barnes, the Red Sox first round draft pick in 2011 from the University of Connecticut, hasn’t had the ideal season fans were expecting from him prior to the beginning of the season...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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