Barnes signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles in late February, Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America reports.
The 30-year-old righty didn't appear in any games for the Orioles during the Grapefruit League slate before spring training concluded, so it appears his minor-league deal didn't include an invitation to big-league camp. Barnes, who last appeared in the majors in 2018 as a member of the Blue Jays, is expected to begin the upcoming campaign at Triple-A Norfolk.
Barnes struck out three in 1.2 innings of relief during Saturday's split-squad game against the Orioles.
Dropped from the 40-man roster in the offseason, Barnes came into camp with a chip on his shoulder and has been brilliant, posting a 10:0 K:BB in 6.2 innings while giving up only one run. That's likely not enough to put him back in the mix for a bullpen job, especially after his rough 2018, but if he carries that momentum forward into the regular season with Triple-A Buffalo, he could resurface in the majors over the summer.
Barnes cleared waivers Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Unsurprisingly, Barnes' 5.71 ERA last year didn't entice any other team to claim him. He'll remain with the Blue Jays and will be in camp as a non-roster invitee.
Barnes was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Barnes was cut from the roster to make room for the newly signed Freddy Galvis. His 5.71 ERA in 41 innings for Toronto last season is unlikely to send teams scrambling to claim him.
Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Barnes will rejoin the big club to offer a fresh arm out of the bullpen after the team used five relievers during Sunday's loss. The right-hander owns a 4.50 ERA across 32 innings with the Blue Jays this season.
Barnes will be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo before Monday's game against the Royals, John Lott of The Athletic Toronto reports.
The Blue Jays need to make room for Monday's scheduled starter Sean Reid-Foley, and it appears Barnes will be the roster casualty. The 28-year-old has struggled to a 4.60 ERA in the majors this season, so he'll look to turn things around with the Triple-A squad in Buffalo.
Barnes (knee) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game against Oakland, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.
Barnes will return to Toronto's bullpen after being placed on the DL in late June with left knee tendinitis. He was able to pitch in three minor-league games while on a rehab assignment and didn't experience any problems, so expect him to be available immediately. Across 32 appearances this year, he's logged a 4.60 ERA and 1.60 WHIP.
Barnes (knee) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
Barnes will take the mound in a live game for the first time in over a month after being placed on the 10-day DL due to left knee tendinitis in late June. The right-hander will likely require multiple appearances with Buffalo before being activated.
Barnes (knee) is scheduled to throw live batting practice at some point this week, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
It's unclear if Barnes intends to report to one of the Blue Jays' minor-league affiliates to face hitters or if he'll instead wait until the big club reconvenes after the All-Star break. Once he does complete the live BP session, Barnes will be re-evaluated before the Blue Jays determine if he's ready to head out on a rehab assignment or pitch in a simulated game. Barnes, who has been sidelined since June 21, is expected to work in middle relief for the big club once activated.
Barnes (knee) completed a bullpen session Tuesday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Barnes, who has been on the shelf since late June with knee tendinitis, is scheduled to throw off the mound again Friday. If that goes well, Barnes could be cleared to face live hitters a few days later before beginning a minor-league rehab assignment. The 28-year-old looks on track to return from the 10-day disabled list shortly after the All-Star break and will likely fill a middle-relief role for the Blue Jays once activated.
Barnes was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The right-hander was rough during his Thursday appearance, allowing one run on three hits and one walk in two-thirds of an inning. Barnes will now get some time off from his mostly low-leverage role to heal up.
Barnes was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo prior to Friday's game, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.
Barnes has appeared in 32 games for Toronto this season, logging a 4.60 ERA and 1.60 WHIP with a 27:17 K:BB across 29.1 innings of relief. He will make room for Sam Gaviglio on the active roster, who is set to return from paternity leave at some point this weekend.
The Blue Jays will promote Barnes from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Barnes will offer the Blue Jays a fresh arm out of the bullpen in place of Deck McGuire, who was optioned to Triple-A after covering 3.1 innings in long relief Tuesday against the Mets. Unlike McGuire, Barnes projects to work in more of an one-inning setup role, though it's unlikely that Barnes will factor into Blue Jays' plans at closer. That spot remains unsettled with Roberto Osuna on administrative leave following his assault arrest last week.
The Blue Jays optioned Barnes to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Barnes got off to a solid start with the Blue Jays after making the bullpen out of camp, but he's hit a skid of late tied to a lack of command. His last clean inning came April 18 against the Royals, and he's since allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and seven walks over his last six appearances. His two hits and two walks over one-third of an inning Thursday appears to have been the last straw, leading to his demotion. The 28-year-old will attempt to collect himself at Triple-A for a potential recall later in the season.
Barnes has given up one run on nine hits while striking out 10 across 7.1 innings this season.
Barnes has been one of Toronto's more reliable arms out of the bullpen, with a 1.23 ERA, one win and two holds in eight appearances. He's also been able to demonstrate outstanding command, as he's yet to issue a walk in 2018. The Blue Jays will take on Kansas City on Tuesday after Monday's matchup was postponed.
Barnes (2-6) took the loss Sunday in Baltimore after giving up a two-out, walkoff RBI single to Mark Trumbo in the 12th inning.
Barnes posted a 3.09 ERA and .189 BAA through 43.2 innings before landing on the DL with a shoulder ailment in July. Since returning on Aug. 4, the 27-year-old has allowed eight runs on 14 hits over 14.2 frames. Barnes has played in 55 games this year (four with Triple-A Buffalo), the most appearances for any campaign during his eight professional seasons. With rosters now expanded and the playoffs unlikely, it wouldn't be surprising to see Toronto ease off Barnes as the finish line approaches.
Barnes (shoulder) was activated off the disabled list Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
The Blue Jays are getting one of their steadier bullpen arms back with Barnes' return from a shoulder injury. Barnes has been particularly effective in limiting base runners, as evidenced by his 1.01 WHIP across 43.2 innings. He'll take Joe Biagini's spot on the roster after Biagini was optioned in a corresponding move.
Barnes (shoulder) felt good after throwing a side session Sunday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Barnes landed on the disabled list July 25, so it's a very good sign that he's already back to throwing. It's unclear whether he'll be ready to return right when he's eligible on Friday, although it seems like he won't be out for too much longer.
Barnes was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a right shoulder impingement, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
No word has come forth as to when the injury was sustained, but it may go to explain why he's been so bad since the All-Star break. It's unclear how long he'll stay on the shelf, but things should become clearer as he ramps up his activity again. Matt Dermody will replace him on the active roster.
Barnes allowed one run off two hits while striking out one opposing batter over 1.2 innings of work during Sunday's loss to Detroit.
Barnes was sailing right along in the eighth inning when J.D. Martinez took him yard to tie the game up at five apiece. The right-hander has been one of the best relievers in the Toronto bullpen recently, only allowing a run in one outing during his previous 16 appearances before Sunday's game. He has also been a solid strikeout pitcher, tallying a mark of 10.4 K/9 throughout the course of this season. Barnes will continue to earn spots in high-leverage situations, but his mistake against Martinez eventually led to a Blue Jays loss during the series finale.
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