Barlow's spot in the big-league bullpen was safe when camp was suspended, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
He allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out four in 5.1 innings this spring. Flanagan referred to Barlow and Tim Hill as the Royals' setup men behind closer Ian Kennedy, although that doesn't mean one of them would be next up if the closer's role was all of a sudden up for grabs.
The Royals recalled Barlow from Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Barlow will provide the Kansas City bullpen with some extra depth after the team summoned Brian Flynn from the relief ranks to make a spot start over the weekend following the trade of Homer Bailey to Oakland. Barlow has racked up 52 strikeouts in 36.1 innings with the big club this season, but a 6.19 ERA and 1.54 WHIP have limited his overall fantasy impact.
Barlow was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
Barlow has been with the Royals all season, but his 6.19 ERA didn't make a case for him remaining there. His 31.3 percent strikeout rate is promising, though he walked too many batters (10.2 percent) and recorded a low 33.3 percent groundball rate. Jake Newberry was recalled to replace him in the bullpen.
Barlow secured the save against the White Sox on Wednesday with a scoreless 10th inning. He allowed zero hits and one walk while recording one strikeout.
Regular closer Wily Peralta pitched the eighth and ninth innings, giving Barlow the opportunity for the first save of his career when the Royals took the lead in the top of the 10th. The 26-year-old has a 2.25 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 10:4 K:BB across eight innings this season.
Barlow is an option to start Monday's game against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Heath Fillmyer and Glenn Sparkman are also considered options to make that start, as the Royals lack a trusted fifth starter with Danny Duffy (shoulder) still a couple weeks away from returning to the rotation. Barlow has never made a big-league start but logged a 6.11 ERA in 45.2 innings at Triple-A last year, working primarily as a starter.
The Royals optioned Barlow to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
Barlow will cede his spot on the active roster to Wily Peralta, whose contract was selected from Omaha in a corresponding move. The 25-year-old righty made three appearances out of the bullpen during his latest stint with Kansas City, giving up four earned runs over 7.1 innings.
Barlow was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
Barlow will take the place of Eric Stout on the roster and in the bullpen, as Stout was sent to the minors in a corresponding roster move after allowing three runs in Sunday's win over the Rangers. The 25-year-old Barlow owns a 3.94 ERA across 32 innings (six starts, one relief appearance) with the Storm Chasers this season. He should offer length out of the bullpen during his time with the big club.
Barlow was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
Barlow appeared twice for the Royals during his brief cup of coffee in the big leagues, but allowed runs in both appearances. He'll head back to the minors to allow a fresh arm to come up to the majors. Jason Adam will replace him on the active roster.
Barlow was recalled from Triple-A Omaha for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.
Barlow, who has served as the Royals' 26th man for two doubleheaders already this season, will be active for Game 2 on Saturday. The 25-year-old returned to the minors immediately both times and has yet to make his major-league debut. Barlow has struck out 13 and allowed one run on nine hits and seven walks over 12 innings with Omaha this season.
The Royals optioned Barlow to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
Barlow was called up to serve as the Royals' 26th man for Friday's doubleheader -- the second time he's served in said capacity this week -- but again did not make an appearance. The 25-year-old has a 6.46 ERA and 1.85 WHIP over 46 career innings at the Triple-A level.
Barlow is with the Royals as the 26th man for Friday's doubleheader.
It's the second time Barlow has served in that capacity in the span of four days. He went unused in both halves of the Royals' doubleheader Tuesday. In parts of three seasons at the Triple-A level, Barlow has a 6.46 ERA with a solid 10.0 K/9 but a far-too-high 6.5 BB/9.
The Royals optioned Barlow to Triple-A Omaha prior to the big club's 15-5 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.
Barlow had served as the Royals' 26th man in a doubleheader Tuesday, but went unused out of the bullpen in both contests and continues to await his major-league debut. He'll likely resume working in a starting role upon returning to Omaha.
Barlow was recalled from Triple-A Omaha and will serve as the Royals' 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader in Toronto, MLB.com reports.
Barlow, who had previously made two starts for Omaha, will give the Royals some length out of the bullpen in the event neither of the team's scheduled starters for the twin bill, Eric Skoglund and Danny Duffy, are able to work deep into their respective outings. Look for Barlow to return to Omaha once the doubleheader is completed.
Barlow was sent down to the minors Monday night, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.
Barlow leaves big league camp after throwing 5.2 innings and giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out six. He figures to start the season with the Royals' Triple-A affiliate.
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