Seven-Year Veteran Pitcher Elects Free Agency

He got into 23 major league games this season.

Pitcher Jacob Barnes has elected free agency.

Barnes signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees in late August and wound up making just one relief appearance for the Yankees before being sent back down to the minors earlier this month. 

The thirty-two-year-old pitcher posted a poor 5.64 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 12 strikeouts over 22.1 innings this season, split between the Detroit Tigers and Yankees. 

Barnes should be able to find a contract this offseason as extra organizational relief depth.

Over his seven-year career in the majors, Barnes has posted a 4.70 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 254 strikeouts over 249 innings of work. He's spent time with the Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Tigers and the Yankees.
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