Monday, September 8, 2014

Red Sox Call Up '11 First-Rounder Matt Barnes

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According 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 AAA playoff game). To compensate for the move, Shane Victorino was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.