April 20, 2014

MLB News: Indians recall Scott Barnes; designate David Huff for assignment

The Indians announced today that they have recalled LHP Scott Barnes from AAA Columbus-

“Barnes begins his third stint (April 28, May 5-9) with Cleveland, posting an ERA of 4.50 in 3 relief outings to date with the Indians (4.0IP, 1H, 2R/ER, 2BB, 4K, .077AVG). With Columbus this season he is 2-2 with a 5.74ERA in 12 games, all in relief (15.2IP, 14H, 10ER, 8BB, 19K, .255AVG). He is averaging 10.9 strikeouts per 9.0IP with the Clippers and has limited Triple-A left-handed hitters to a .222 (4-18) average against.”

David Huff is out of options and will likely clear waivers. Whether the Tribe wants him back is another question entirely. The Indians have Brett Myers currently on a rehab assignment, plus Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer at Columbus.

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  • anon

    If only we had another starter or two. Then we could use Scott Kazmir.

  • woofersus

    If he clears they’ll probably bring him back to AAA. There’s a lot of season left and they probably don’t have that many bullpen arms ready to make the jump just now.