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MATT BARNES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Red Sox Call Up Heath Hembree, Option Matt Barnes To Pawtucket (Video)

The Boston Red Sox made a roster move before Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, sending pitcher Matt Barnes to Triple-A Pawtucket while calling up another reliever in Heath Hembree. While Barnes primarily is a starter in the minor leagues, he appeared in relief for the Red Sox in their 5-4 loss to Baltimore on Saturday. The right-hander spun...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Place Shane Victorino On 15-Day DL; Recall Matt Barnes From Triple-A

The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 23, the team announced Saturday. They also recalled right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket. Victorino left Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning because of right hamstring tightness. He’s batting .143 (5-for-35) with zero...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes’ Spring Debut An Eye-Opener For John Farrell, Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Now that Matt Barnes has everyone’s full attention… Barnes was tremendous Thursday in the Boston Red Sox’s Grapefruit League opener against the Minnesota Twins. He tossed two scoreless innings in which he struck out three and flashed velocity that served as an eye-opener for manager John Farrell. “I don’t have a...
Via NESN.com
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Will Prepare As A Starter In Spring

(Getty Images)Red Sox pitching prospect Matt Barnes has been told by the team to prepare as a starter in Spring Training. The 24-year old right-hander was used as a reliever for the big club in September of 2014—posting a 4.00 ERA in nine innings. The 6'4" Connecticut native was the first round pick of the Red Sox in the 2011 draft. In three minor-league seasons, he's made 72 starts—going...
Via FenwayNation
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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 MLB.com. “What better way for me...
Via NESN.com
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

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

Red Sox Call Up '11 First-Rounder Matt Barnes

(Ken Jancef/MiLB.com)According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, 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

ESPNBoston.com'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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