Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes Assigned to Extended Spring Training, Brad Lincoln to Indianapolis

Besides Jaff Decker getting activated and assigned to Indianapolis today, there have been other moves around the minors in the last two days. To make room on the Indianapolis roster, the Pirates have assigned pitcher Adam Miller to the West Virginia Black Bears roster.

Yesterday, Brad Lincoln was assigned to Indianapolis and made his season debut, throwing a scoreless inning in relief. Utility player Andy Vasquez was moved to Altoona to make room for Lincoln.

Junior Sosa has been moved from Altoona to Bradenton and he replaced outfielder Barrett Barnes on the roster. Barnes left Wednesday night’s game early and didn’t play the last two days. He wasn’t put on the disabled list, he was assigned to Extended Spring Training, but there could be an injury. The move could be due to roster spaces because Bradenton already has five players on the disabled list. Barnes had four hits in his last game and is hitting .450, so the timing would be bad for another injury. We are working to confirm the details.


  • Sounds like Barnes issue may be something other than an injury this time. If it was injury related, wouldn’t they just say so?

    • Not really. If Tim was in Bradenton, he would go to someone for the news and then we would announce it, but he is covering the games in Altoona this weekend. They usually don’t just come out and announce stuff unless the player and the injury is big, such as Taillon’s TJ surgery, and even then, they didn’t just come right out with it right away.

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    April 18, 2015 10:15 pm

    I feel bad for Barnes – hopefully it is not anything that is going to keep him out long.