Orioles acquire Scott Barnes from Indians

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired left-handed reliever Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced.

The Indians had previously designated Barnes for assignment to make room for right-handed pitcher Chris Brewer on the 40-man roster. With the acquisition of Barnes, the Orioles’ 40-man roster stands at 39.

Scott Barnes, 27, pitched in 25 games for the Indians’ Triple-A affiliate in Columbus, all coming out of the bullpen, except for one start. Over 31.2 innings pitched at Triple-A, Barnes had a 3-2 record with a 3.69 ERA, along with a 35/16 K/BB ratio.

Also, Barnes was placed on the disabled list in June with a lat strain. Batters at the Triple-A level only managed to hit .193 against Barnes, as he produced 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.

Barnes has made stints in the major leagues, appearing in 22 games for the Indians over the 2012-13 seasons. Over 27.2 innings pitched in the majors, he recorded a 0-1 record with a 5.20 ERA, along with a 26/10 K/BB ratio.

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