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Brandon Barnes | Outfielder | #2

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cypress (CA) JC
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 6 (0) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Barnes belted a three-run homer as the Indians defeated the Angels 7-0 in Cactus League play on Wednesday.
He also drew a walk in the game, reaching base safely in each of his two plate appearances. Barnes' three-run blast came off of Angels' potential closer Blake Parker in the eighth inning. He's hitting just .115 on the spring season though and has virtually no chance of cracking the club's Opening Day roster. Mar 14 - 8:52 PM

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Indians signed OF Brandon Barnes to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Barnes, 31, spent all of 2017 at Triple-A in the Marlins organization, hitting .276/.331/.420 with 11 homers and 15 steals. He's a defense-first outfielder who's a career .242/.289/.356 hitter in the majors.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 04:52:00 PM

Marlins signed OF Brandon Barnes to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Barnes appeared in 48 games for the Rockies in 2016, slashing .220/.250/.320 with no homers, eight RBI and a 30/3 K/BB ratio in 109 plate appearances. He'll compete for a reserve role in the Marlins outfield during the spring.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 09:08:00 PM

Rockies released OF Brandon Barnes.

Barnes was designated for assignment and later optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque last month when the Rockies called up rookie phenom David Dahl. The 30-year-old is a plus defender in the outfield with above average speed but has only hit .242 with 19 homers across 1,153 major league at-bats. His career is trending in the wrong direction.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 06:51:00 PM

Rockies sent OF Brandon Barnes outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Barnes was designated for assignment in late July to clear a roster spot for top outfielder prospect David Dahl. He passed through waivers unclaimed.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Rockies designated OF Brandon Barnes for assignment.

The move clears a spot for David Dahl on the 40-man roster. Barnes owns an ugly .220/.250/.320 over 48 games with the Rockies this season.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 05:27:00 PM

The Rockies are expected to designate Brandon Barnes for assignment on Monday.

The club plans to call up top prospect David Dahl on Sunday, and it looks as though Barnes will be the odd-man out. The 30-year-old outfielder has hit just .220/.250/.320 with no homers, eight RBI and a 30/3 K/BB ratio in 109 plate appearances with the big league club this season.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 10:28:00 PM

Brandon Barnes went 0-for-3 as the Rockies' left fielder in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

The Rockies had alternatives when Gerardo Parra went down last month, but they opted for familiarity over talent. In return, Barnes has given them a .255/.271/.319 line in 47 at-bats since his callup. The sad thing is that there was no reason to expect anything more.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 01:01:00 AM

Rockies recalled OF Brandon Barnes from Triple-A Albuquerque.

He's taking Gerardo Parra's (ankle) spot on the roster. Barnes will back up at all three outfield positions.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 03:55:00 PM

Rockies optioned OF Brandon Barnes to Triple-A Albuquerque.

He became the odd-man out with Charlie Blackmon returning from the disabled list. Barnes hit .194/.242/.323 with four RBI in 31 at-bats with the big league club. He should find his way back to Colorado again this season.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 06:43:00 PM

Rockies and OF Brandon Barnes avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract.

The 29-year-old outfielder appeared in 106 games for the Rockies in 2015, slashing .251/.314/.341 with two homers, 17 RBI and four stolen bases. He's expected to once again function as a reserve outfielder for the Rockies.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 08:39:00 PM

Brandon Barnes (hamstring) is likely done for the season.

Barnes tweaked his left hamstring Wednesday and just doesn't have enough time to heal before the season concludes. He's hit .251/.314/.341 with two homers in 106 games for the Rockies this season.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Brandon Barnes (hamstring) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Pirates.

Barnes suffered a mild left hamstring strain Wednesday while filling in for Charlie Blackmon, who was a late scratch due to neck stiffness. With only 10 games left on the docket, this hamstring injury could keep Barnes out for the remainder of the season.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 12:12:00 PM

Brandon Barnes left Wednesday's game against the Pirates with a mild left hamstring strain.

Barnes was actually in the lineup because the Rockies' starting center fielder, Charlie Blackmon, was a late scratch with neck stiffness. Barnes, who was 0-for-3 in the game, was replaced by Kyle Parker. The Rockies should provide a clearer picture on Barnes' outlook after the game.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 11:15:00 PM

Brandon Barnes went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double in the Rockies' 6-3 victory over the Braves on Wednesday.

One would think the Rockies would be better off using Barnes' at-bats to take a look at Kyle Parker, but he's still starting a little more than half of the time and he came through in this one. The homer was his second in 211 at-bats this season. He's still batting just .224 since the All-Star break.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:37:00 PM

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