Daniel Jonathan Barnes... Attended Manhasset Secondary School in Manhasset, New York where he earned four varsity letters... As a senior, he posted an 8-1 record with a 0.80 ERA and 103 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched... He then attended Princeton University and played three seasons for the Tigers while majoring in economics...In 2008, made 12 appearances, four of which were starts, and posted a 2-4 record, 4.58 ERA, and 37 strikeouts in 37 . 1 innings.
Did not allow an ER From March 30 to April 22 (10.2 IP, 9H, 1BB, 13K)... Picked up his 1st win of the year on April 13 vs. CLE (1.0, 2H, 2K)... Earned his 2nd win (5th career) on June 7 vs. BAL after pitching a 1-2-3 10th inning (2K)... On June 11 at TB, threw 1.2 scoreless innings with 3K, reaching both the 100-game mark and the 100-strikeout plateau for his career... Was placed on the DL with left knee tendinitis from June 22-July 31... Threw a scoreless inning in his return on Aug. 1 at OAK (1H, 1BB, 1K)... On Sept. 7 vs. CLE, earned his 3rd win to tie his career high (2017)... Optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on May 3 and Aug. 13... Recalled on May 16 and Aug. 27... Had a 5.19 ERA in seven games for the Bisons (8.2 IP, 9H, 5ER, 1BB, 11K).
Allowed five of 37 inherited runners to score (13.5%), the 2nd-best percentage in the AL ... Held opponents to a .118 average (8-for-68) with runners in scoring position while allowing just two extra-base hits ... Allowed 11 home runs, which was tied for 4th most among AL relievers and the most by a Toronto reliever since Jon Rauch in 2011 (11 HR) ... Called up from Triple-A Buffalo on April 18, April 27 (as 26th man for doubleheader at STL) and May 1 ... Matched a career-long outing with 2.1 IP on May 5 at TB (also Sept. 14, 2016 at TB) ... Surrendered his 1st major-league HR on May 16 vs. ATL (111 batters faced, 26.2 IP) ... Earned his 1st career win on May 23 at MIL (1.2 IP, 3K) ... Set a career high on May 30 vs. CIN with five strikeouts in a game ... Gave up a walk-off home run (Francisco Lindor) for his 3rd loss of the season on July 22 at CLE ... Surrendered three home runs over a four-game span (3.2 IP) from July 16-22...In 16G prior to that had not allowed a HR over 17.2 IP (2ER, 20K, .102 AVG, 6-for-59) ... Placed on the DL on July 25 with an impingement in his right shoulder…Returned to the lineup again on Aug. 4 ... Suffered his 4th loss on Aug. 19 at CHC despite stranding two runners to end the 4th inning and retiring six of his eight batters faced…Marked the 7th time in 2017 that he fanned 3+ batters in an outing...Was the 7th time he worked 2.0+ IP and in those contests held a 1.26 ERA (2 ER/14.1 IP) with 20 strikeouts ... In his 28 games after the All-Star Break, posted a 5.33 ERA (16 ER/27.0 IP) with an opp. OPS of .838 (12-XBH, .248 AVG)... Had a 2.31 ERA over 32G prior to the break (10 ER/39.0 IP, .165 AVG, .505 OPS).
On Aug. 2, 2016, was promoted to the Major Leagues...Made his MLB debut that night, holding a 2-1 lead with a scoreless inning of relief against the Houston Astros that included strikeouts of Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa...Was optioned back to Buffalo on Aug. 9 and recalled by TOR on Sept. 1...On Oct. 8, was added to the Blue Jays' AL Division Series roster after Francisco Liriano suffered a concussion.