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Red Sox Notes: Matt Barnes Shows Extremes On ‘Hectic’ Day For Reliever

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox’s offense was stopped dead in its tracks. Matt Andriese tossed six shutout innings Saturday as the Tampa Bay Rays downed the Red Sox 4-1 at Tropicana Field. Boston’s bats have been hot for most of June, but Andriese threw plenty of cold water on them in the teams’ middle game in St. Petersburg, as...
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Optioned To Triple-A Pawtucket; Red Sox Recall Travis Shaw

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Matt Barnes’ rough week with the Red Sox is over. The right-hander has been sent down. Barnes was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket before Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. The Red Sox recalled first baseman Travis Shaw to replace Barnes on the active roster. Barnes suffered the loss Saturday...
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Matt Barnes Turning Page On Mislocated Pitch, Struggles

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox are running out of answers. While it’s been a long season for Boston, there have been times when it has looked like the Red Sox might turn things around. The current five-game losing streak has the club perplexed, however, as it simply cannot discover a winning formula despite any encouraging developments...
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Happy With His Performance In Red Sox’s 7-2 Loss (Video)

Matt Barnes was one of the lone bright spots from Monday’s 7-2 loss in Minnesota. The rookie pitcher entered the game in the second inning for starter Joe Kelly, who gave up seven runs in 1 2/3 innings. Barnes carried the Boston Red Sox through the fifth inning, providing 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, including five strikeouts. The UConn product...
May 25, 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...
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February 10, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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September 10, 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...
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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...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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