Barrett was added to the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster Friday. The move was for Rule 5 protection, but Barrett could be contributing out of Arizona's bullpen sometime in 2016, possibly in semi-high leverage spots, given the fact that he has been a closer at most of his stops in the minor leagues.
The Diamondbacks reassigned seven players to minor league camp on Sunday. Players cut from the Major League team included: Catcher/infielder Peter O'Brien, a former second-round draft pick acquired by the D-Backs from the Yankees last season. O'Brien hit .250 in 13 spring games. Infielder Danny Worth, signed as an offseason free agent after five years with the Tigers. Worth hit .286 this spring. RHP Jake Barrett, a third-round pick in 2012. He had a 9.00 ERA in four spring games. OF Danny Dorn, who hit .194. OF Nick Evans, who hit .211 RHP J.C. Ramirez, who had a 6.00 ERA in five games. Utility man Jamie Romak, who hit .286.
Second-year pitcher Jake Barrett is heading to spring training in hopes of landing a spot in the Diamondbacks' bullpen, the same goal he had last year. In stints between Double and Triple-A in 2014, Barrett posted a 3.09 ERA and cut his weight down to 220 pounds from 240, according to AZCentral.com. "I haven't seen how hard I'm going to throw yet, either," he said. "If I sit at 220 and stay strong, I'll probably stay at 220 then." Barrett is hoping his weight loss will grab some attention from the coaching staff. "They're going to see that and be like, 'Whoa, this guy looks different. He's trying to fight,'" Barrett said. "That's what I'm going for. It makes a difference."
The Diamondbacks announced a slew of roster moves Sunday, which included Eury De La Rosa, Ender Inciarte, Alfredo Marte and Zeke Spruill being optioned to Triple-A Reno. The Diamondbacks also reassigned Nick Ahmed, Jake Barrett, Mike Bolsinger, Danny Dorn, Nick Evans, Jake Lamb, Adam Russell, Matt Stites and Bobby Wilson to minor-league camp.
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