Barnes was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Monday. Barnes has a poor 6.86 ERA in 19.2 innings for the Brewers this season. He was sent down to make room for Jhoulys Chacin (back), who returns from the injured list to start Monday against the Padres.
Barnes was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday. Barnes was sent to San Antonio in mid-May but rejoins the Brewers following Saturday's 13-inning win at Pittsburgh. The 29-year-old hasn't allowed an earned run in 12 of his 16 outings this season, but he's given up a whopping 13 runs (12 earned) in the other four appearances to result in a 6.89 ERA and 1.72 WHIP.
Barnes was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday. Barnes' latest stay in Milwaukee lasted less than a week. He got into three games, allowing a pair of runs in three innings of work. He'll make way on the roster for Chase Anderson, who returns from his finger injury to start Saturday against Atlanta.
The Brewers recalled Barnes from Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Barnes will give Milwaukee a fresh arm out of the bullpen after the team needed six different relievers to cover the final eight frames of Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs in 15 innings. The Brewers cleared room on the roster for Barnes by demoting Burch Smith, who likely wouldn't have been available for multiple days after tossing 3.1 of those relief innings.
The Brewers optioned Barnes to Triple-A San Antonio on Thursday. Barnes was credited with his first career MLB start in Wednesday's 11-4 loss to the Rockies, but he was merely used as the Brewers' opening pitcher in that contest after rotation member Chase Anderson was scratched with a right middle finger blister shortly before the game. The short-notice appointment probably didn't help Barnes, who was tagged for three runs over his lone inning of work. He'll move back to a more traditional relief role in San Antonio.