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Barnes claimed off waivers by Rangers

SAN DIEGO -- The Orioles announced Monday that left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes was claimed off waivers by the Rangers.

Barnes was acquired for cash considerations from the Indians on Nov. 26, and his departure puts the Orioles' 40-man roster at 39.

Barnes, 27, went 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA over 25 games (one start) with Triple-A Columbus in Cleveland's Minor League organization in 2014. The left-hander was designated for assignment by the Tribe on Nov. 23 and was traded to Baltimore three days later. In 2014, Barnes held opponents to a .193 (22-for-114) average, including .191 (9-for-47) with just two extra-base hits by left-handed batters.

Barnes made his Major League debut with the Indians in 2012 and was 0-1 with a 5.20 ERA in 22 relief appearances with Cleveland from 2012-13. Barnes was originally selected by San Francisco in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft and was traded to Cleveland in July 2009.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli.
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