Manager Charlie Montoyo said Saturday that the newly acquired Barnes is expected to join the team for their upcoming series against the Marlins, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Barnes was traded to Toronto from the Mets in exchange for cash considerations earlier Saturday. It sounds like the right-hander will join the 26-man roster for the start of the series in Miami on Tuesday, though nothing has been made official at this point. Barnes posted a subpar 6.27 ERA and 1.29 WHIP while logging 18.2 innings with the Mets prior to Saturday's trade.
Barnes was traded from the Mets to the Blue Jays on Saturday in exchange for right-hander Troy Miller.
Barnes was designated for assignment by the Mets on Monday, but he'll now find a spot on Toronto's 40-man roster. The right-hander posted a 6.27 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 18.2 innings with the Mets this year, but he could head to Triple-A Buffalo going forward.
Barnes was designated for assignment by the Mets on Monday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Barnes posted a 6.27 ERA and 1.29 WHIP across 18.2 innings for the Mets this season, and he lost his spot on the 40-man roster after surrendering three runs on five hits in his past two outings. Sean Reid-Foley was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.
Barnes recorded the final out of the seventh inning for the save in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rockies.
Barnes inherited a runner on first base with two outs in the seventh inning, and he got Ryan McMahon to fly out to left field to end the game. The 31-year-old has two saves in his last three appearances. These were unique situations, as one was extra innings and Thursday's was a seven-inning doubleheader. He doesn't normally receive any save opportunities. Barnes has a 6.43 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP in 14 innings.
Barnes recorded the final out of Friday's 6-5 extra-innings win over the Marlins to record his first save of the season.
After the Mets scored three runs in the top of the 12th inning, Aaron Loup entered the game to try and finish it off with all the team's high-leverage arms having worked earlier in the evening. The left-hander gave up two runs before Barnes was summoned and induced a flyout from Adam Duvall. Barnes now has one save to go with his one win and one hold on the year, but his 7.71 ERA -- fueled by four homers allowed in 11.2 innings -- will keep him far away from key situations on most nights.
Barnes (1-1) allowed a run on one hit and struck out two in one inning in Wednesday's loss to Atlanta.
The right-hander got through the eighth inning without trouble, but Ronald Acuna hit a walkoff solo home run against him in the ninth. Barnes has struggled to a 7.94 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB across 11.1 innings this year. He has just one hold in 11 outings -- given his inconsistent play, he's unlikely to see many high-leverage opportunities.
Barnes (1-0) pitched a perfect seventh inning Sunday, earning the win over the Phillies.
Barnes pitched a three-up three-down seventh inning when the Mets were losing before they erupted for a six-run eighth frame. Sunday was Barnes' fifth appearance and first since April 24. He has a 7.50 ERA in six innings.
Barnes has made the Mets' Opening Day roster, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Barnes appeared likely to break camp with the Mets since he's out of minor-league options. The right-hander posted a 4.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 8:2 K:BB in six innings this spring. While Barnes will likely serve as a low-leverage reliever early in the season, he could take on a higher-leverage role if he pitches well to begin the year.
Barnes appears likely to begin the season as part of the Mets' bullpen, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander's 5.40 ERA this spring isn't impressive, but he does have a 6:2 K:BB through five innings -- and, perhaps more importantly, Barnes is out of minor-league options. Expect the 30-year-old to fill a fairly low-leverage role initially, but if he pitches effectively, he could work his way into a more fantasy-friendly assignment in a bullpen that remains unsettled behind closer Edwin Diaz and eighth-inning man Trevor May.
Barnes agreed Monday with the Mets on a one-year, $750,000 contract that includes up to $100,000 in incentives, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Barnes, whom the Mets claimed off waivers from the Angels in late October, was scheduled to enter arbitration this offseason for the second time in his career before he was able to come to terms on a deal with New York. If the 30-year-old is able to make the Mets' Opening Day roster out of spring training, he'll likely work in a low-leverage role out of the bullpen.
Barnes was claimed off waivers by the Mets on Friday.
The 30-year-old joined the Halos on a one-year deal last offseason and had a 2.24 FIP in 2020 despite a 5.50 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 24:4 K:BB over 18 innings. Barnes figures to work in middle relief or low leverage if he makes the Opening Day roster for New York next year.
The Angels selected Barnes' contract Thursday.
The righty split time between the Brewers and Royals organizations in 2019, logging a 7.44 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 32:22 K:BB in 32.2 innings. Barnes will likely be ticketed for lower-leverage work out of the Los Angeles bullpen to begin 2020.
Barnes will be part of the Angels' 60-man roster.
Barnes, who is not on the 40-man roster, was given a minor-league deal in January and had been positioning himself for a bullpen spot. His 2019 season was largely a struggle, as he posted a 6.86 ERA before being designated for assignment by Milwaukee in August. He was later claimed by the Royals, but posted a 8.31 ERA in 15 appearances before getting designated for assignment again in November. He did post a 3.54 ERA with Milwaukee across 149 appearances from 2016 to 2018, so he'll need to reclaim some of that level of productivity if he intends to see action at the highest level in 2020.
Barnes is a candidate to begin the regular season in the Angels' bullpen, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
The Angels signed Barnes to a minor-league contract in the offseason following a disastrous 2019 campaign in which the right-hander posted a 7.44 ERA in 32.2 innings between Milwaukee and Kansas City. Despite being a non-roster invitee to spring camp, Barnes has earned consideration for a big-league roster spot due to a strong spring in which he has held opponents scoreless and picked up four strikeouts over five innings. Per Fletcher, Barnes' velocity has settled back into the mid-90s after dropping to a career-low average of 93.6 mph last season as he battled injuries to his hip, shoulder and arm.
Barnes agreed to a minor-league contract with the Angels earlier this month, Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America reports.
Barnes' deal is believed to include an invitation to big-league spring training, but his lack of a 40-man roster spot will hinder his chances of breaking camp with the Angels. The 29-year-old was a key piece of the Milwaukee bullpen in 2017 and 2018, but he was disastrous across 33 appearances in the majors last season between the Brewers and Royals, posting a 7.44 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 32.2 innings.
Barnes was released by the Royals on Wednesday.
Barnes will become a free agent after passing through waivers unclaimed. The 29-year-old didn't help his case for a major-league contract this offseason by posting a 7.44 ERA in 32.2 major-league innings last season, though he did record an ERA of 4.00 or lower in each of his first three seasons in the league.
Barnes was designated for assignment by the Royals on Monday.
Barnes threw 32.2 innings at the big-league level this season, struggling to a 7.44 ERA while walking 13.8 percent of opposing batters. He has a decent 4.25 ERA in 180.0 career major-league innings, which could be enough for him to get claimed off waivers.
Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
Barnes was scooped up off waivers Aug. 3, and it won't take long for the right-hander to make his Royals debut. He posted a 6.86 ERA and 1.68 WHIP with a 22:11 K:BB over 19.2 innings earlier this season with Milwaukee.
Barnes was claimed off waivers by the Royals and optioned to Triple-A Omaha.
The 29-year-old righty logged a 6.86 ERA in 19.2 innings with the Brewers this season and was designated for assignment earlier in the week. He has tallied five saves in his career but will likely just serve as low-leverage organizational bullpen depth.
Barnes was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Thursday.
The Brewers needed to free up a roster for Trent Grisham, who had his contract selected from Triple-A San Antonio on Thursday, and Barnes was the roster casualty. The 29-year-old has struggled in 18 appearances for Milwaukee this season, posting a 6.86 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 22:11 K:BB in 19.2 innings.
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|2013||AFA-Brevard County Manat||105.1||21||14||1||9||6||0||66||36||98||3.08||1.275|
|2014||AFA-Brevard County Manat||7.1||3||0||0||0||0||0||8||0||3||1.27||0.422|
|2016||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||22.1||17||0||0||2||1||1||23||7||14||1.22||0.950|
|2018||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||11.2||11||0||0||1||0||2||10||8||5||1.61||1.161|
|2019||AAA-San Antonio Missions||14.0||14||0||0||2||0||1||15||2||14||4.50||1.143|
|2019||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||2.2||3||0||0||0||0||0||6||0||4||4.09||1.818|