Heath Hembree

Red Sox recall reliever Heath Hembree, option Matt Barnes to Triple-A Pawtucket

Ryan Hannable
April 26, 2015 - 8:01 am

It was a short stay in the majors for right-hander Matt Barnes. Needing an extra arm in the bullpen to give the group a rest, the team called Barnes up for Saturday's game against the Orioles, as he was scheduled to start with Triple-A Pawtucket earlier in the day. Barnes went two scoreless innings, while surrendering just two hits. Following the game, the team sent Barnes back to Pawtucket and called up reliever Health Hembree. Hembree was acquired from the Giants in the Jake Peavy trade last summer. The right-hander pitched in six games with the Red Sox last season, allowing five runs over 10 innings (4.50 ERA). '€œHembree, who has been throwing the ball well, gives us another multi-inning guy with some power out there,'€ Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters in Baltimore. Barnes will go back to Pawtucket and be inserted back into their starting rotation. The team still has only three players available off the bench as they have 13 pitchers, and 12 position players. For more Red Sox news, visit weei.com/redsox.