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Red Sox Prospect Matt Barnes Hosts Baseball Clinic For Newtown Youth

Matt Barnes continues to help his community heal. Barnes, who grew up in Bethel, Conn., hosted a free baseball clinic for kids in Newtown, Conn., on Sunday. It marked the Boston Red Sox prospect’s second clinic since the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that occurred Dec. 14, 2012. “I knew I wanted to do something,” Barnes told “What better way for me...
December 02, 2014  |  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
September 11, 2014  |  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...
September 10, 2014  |  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 30 of...
Via FenwayNation
September 10, 2014  |  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
September 10, 2014  |  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...
September 10, 2014  |  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...
September 08, 2014  |  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 recent...
Via FenwayNation
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes shut down for a few days

The defending World Series Champions Boston Red Sox entered Spring Training with few holes to fill on their roster. But there is still competition for backup spots and youngsters looking to impress to move their way up in the farm system. One such player is right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes, who pitched most of last season in Double-A, posting a record of 6-10 with a 4.13 ERA.  But...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox MASH Report: Barnes & Ross Both Hurting's Gordon Edes reports that Red Sox pitching prospect Matt Barnes has been shut down with shoulder inflammation. Barnes is considered to be one of the premier hurlers in the pipeline to Fenway in the near future. Red Sox manager John Farrell stated that the action was "being overly cautious". Also, Scott Lauber of The Boston Herald reports that catcher David Ross (scheduled...
Via FenwayNation
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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