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Matt Barnes | Relief Pitcher | #68

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/17/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (19) / BOS
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Matt Barnes struck out two in a perfect inning Monday against the Orioles.
Finally a full-time reliever, Barnes seems poised to take advantage of Carson Smith's absence and seize a setup role in the early going. He has a 0.00 ERA and a 13/1 K/BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings this spring. Mar 28 - 4:44 PM

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Red Sox recalled RHP Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Barnes dealt with some elbow soreness after being optioned to Triple-A late last month, but he made it through an inning Monday with no issues. The Red Sox were hoping to use him as part of a six-man rotation in September, but they'll likely take it easy with him now.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 03:36:00 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Matt Barnes to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Barnes struggled in two starts this past week, allowing 11 runs. Rick Porcello (triceps) will rejoin the rotation this week.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Making his second major league start, Matt Barnes allowed five runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

A three-run homer by Salvador Perez in the sixth inning signaled the end of Barnes' night. The 25-year-old right-hander has not been an effective starter at the major league level thus far, having surrendered 11 runs on 14 hits over 10 1/3 innings. Given that his relief ERA of 5.64 (over 22 1/3 innings) isn't any more inspiring, there's little evidence that Barnes can be trusted for fantasy purposes right now, even in the deepest of AL-only formats.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 10:57:00 PM

Matt Barnes surrendered six runs in five innings, losing to the Indians in his first major league start on Monday.

Things were going well until the Indians rallied for five runs in the fourth inning. Carlos Santana added a sixth run with a solo homer in the fifth. Barnes gave up six hits and three walks while striking out seven in the effort. The right-hander was making a spot start in place of Steven Wright, but Wright will likely be back in time to make his next scheduled start.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 10:28:00 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Barnes is making a spot start for the Red Sox on Monday night against the Indians. The 25-year-old has an underwhelming 5.64 ERA, 1.88 WHIP, and 22/8 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings of relief this season with Boston and probably shouldn't be a consideration in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Matt Barnes will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to start for the Red Sox on Monday.

He's taking the place of Steven Wright who was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on Saturday. Barnes has been stretched out as a starter in the minor leagues and will be able to throw around 100 pitches in Monday's outing.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 11:46:00 AM

Red Sox optioned RHP Matt Barnes to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 25-year-old has struggled throughout the first half of the season, registering a 5.64 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 22/8 K/BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings in 21 games out of the Red Sox bullpen. He'll continue to provide organizational bullpen depth.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 08:32:00 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 25-year-old hurler has appeared in 15 games with the Red Sox this season, compiling a 4.24 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 13/5 K/BB ratio over 17 innings. He'll work in middle relief out of the Red Sox bullpen.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 01:14:00 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Matt Barnes to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Barnes received his demotion after allowing five runs over his last three appearances. He'll get another shot at some point.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 11:20:00 AM

Red Sox recalled RHP Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 24-year-old has been used as a starter in the minor leagues but is being recalled to provide an extra fresh arm in the bullpen. With the continued struggles in the Red Sox rotation though, it's only a matter of time before he gets an opportunity to shine there.
Sat, May 9, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Red Sox optioned RHP Matt Barnes to Triple-A Pawtucket.

He was only up for a day, throwing two scoreless relief innings. Barnes will return to a starting role at Pawtucket.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Red Sox recalled RHP Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Red Sox placed Shane Victorino (hamstring) on the 15-day DL, opening up a roster spot for Barnes. The 24-year-old was starting for Pawtucket, but he'll be used out of the bullpen in Boston. This will be Barnes' second stint in the majors after appearing in five games for the Red Sox last September.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Matt Barnes to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Sox considered carrying Barnes as a reliever, but they'll send him down to the minors to continue letting him work as a starter. He made a nice impression out of the bullpen this spring, boasting an 18/3 K/BB ratio over 13 innings.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 03:45:00 PM

Matt Barnes (food poisoning) is scheduled to pitch on Thursday.

Nothing to see here. If Barnes makes the Red Sox Opening Day roster, it will be as a reliever, but he's likely to begin the season in Triple-A.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Ryan Hanigan
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Marco Hernandez
4Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
4Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Fernando Abad
6Robbie Ross
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Brandon Workman
10Carson Smith