Orioles lose Barnes on waivers

The Orioles announced Monday that left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes has been claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers.

Barnes was acquired for cash considerations from the Indians on November 26 and his departure puts the O’s 40-man roster at 39.

Barnes, 27, went 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA (13 ER/31.2 IP) over 25 games/one start with Triple-A Columbus in the Cleveland organization in 2014. The left-hander was designated for assignment by Cleveland on November 23 and was traded to Baltimore in exchange for cash considerations on November 26. In 2014, Barnes held opponents to a .193 (22-114), including .191 (9-47) with just 2 extra-base hits by left-handed batters.

He made his major league debut with the Indians in 2012 and was 0-1 with a 5.20 ERA (16 ER/27.2 IP) in 22 relief appearances with Cleveland in 2012-13. Barnes was originally selected by San Francisco in the 2008 MLB First Year Player Draft and was traded to Cleveland in July 2009.

1 Comment

I’m confused. We just purchased Barnes, put him on the 40 Man roster and waivers at the same time? How can you be on the roster and subjected to the waiver list at the same time?

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