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Scott Barnes | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Cubs signed LHP Scott Barnes to a minor league contract.
Barnes, 28, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 and had a 5.20 ERA and 52/15 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings this year between Double- and Triple-A. The southpaw is unlikely to crack the Opening Day bullpen. Wed, Dec 23, 2015 01:07:00 PM

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Blue Jays sent LHP Scott Barnes outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

Barnes held a 3.60 ERA over seven appearances this spring after being claimed off waivers from the Rangers. He'll now be exposed to waivers again.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Blue Jays claimed LHP Scott Barnes off waivers from the Rangers.

Barnes has a 5.20 ERA in 27 2/3 career innings at the major league level, but he posted decent numbers last season at Triple-A. The 27-year-old lefty could compete for a spot in Toronto's bullpen next spring.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Rangers designated LHP Scott Barnes for assignment.

Barnes has already been with three different organizations since just before Thanksgiving and it's looking like it will be a fourth. The 27-year-old had a 3.69 ERA and 35/16 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level this past season.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 07:28:00 PM

Rangers claimed LHP Scott Barnes off waivers from the Orioles.

The O's just acquired Barnes from the Indians late last month for cash considerations, but now he's on the move again. The 27-year-old had a 3.69 ERA and 35/16 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level this past season and appeared in 22 games in the majors from 2012-2013.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Orioles acquired LHP Scott Barnes from the Indians for cash considerations.

Barnes was designated for assignment by the Indians over the weekend after the acquisition of Charles Brewer. The 27-year-old southpaw appeared in 22 games in the majors from 2012-2013 and had a 3.69 ERA and 35/16 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level this past season.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Indians designated LHP Scott Barnes for assignment.

The team acquired Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations on Saturday. The designation of Barnes was their way of making room on the roster. Barnes pitched 8+ innings with the Indians last season and allowed seven runs over that stretch.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:09:00 AM

Indians optioned LHPs Scott Barnes and Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus; reassigned RHPs Travis Banwart, Tyler Cloyd, and J.C. Ramirez and LHP Mike Zagurski to minor league camp.

No surprises here. With Marc Rzepczynski and Josh Outman slated to serve as the club's southpaws in the bullpen, there was no room for Barnes and Hagadone.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 01:54:00 PM

Indians activated LHP Scott Barnes from the 60-day disabled list.

Barnes' season was wrecked by a left wrist sprain. He collected a 7.27 ERA in six appearances with the Indians in 2013. The 26-year-old southpaw will be in contention for a bullpen spot this coming March.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 08:39:00 AM

Indians recalled LHP Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a left wrist sprain.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Jason Kubel. Barnes is out for the season but will get a nice little bump in salary.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Indians optioned LHP Scott Barnes to Triple-A Columbus.

Barnes has struggled with a 7.27 ERA in six appearances. The Indians have called up right-hander Matt Langwell to replace him on the active roster.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 11:01:00 AM

Indians recalled LHP Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus.

Barnes has an ugly 5.74 ERA and 19/8 K/BB ratio in 15 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. The left-hander will serve as a middle reliever for the Indians.
Thu, May 23, 2013 03:13:00 PM

Indians optioned LHP Scott Barnes to Triple-A Columbus.

Barnes gets the boot to clear a roster spot for the return of Michael Bourn. Barnes has allowed two earned runs in four innings of relief this year with Cleveland.
Thu, May 9, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Indians recalled LHP Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus.

The Indians have decided to carry an extra pitcher rather than outfielder Ezequiel Carrera. Barnes won't be used in high-leverage situations.
Sun, May 5, 2013 12:04:00 PM

Indians optioned LHP Scott Barnes to Triple-A Columbus.

Barnes was the 26th man for Sunday's doubleheader against the Royals and yielded two runs in one inning of relief. He will probably be up and down all season.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 10:50:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton