Barrett Barnes Placed on the West Virginia DL

Barrett Barnes is back on the West Virginia DL. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

Barrett Barnes is back on the West Virginia DL. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

Barrett Barnes has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list, retroactive July 24th. Barnes left game two of a double-header on Tuesday after one at-bat. The injury is a right hamstring strain, which is the same injury that sidelined him back in May.

This is the third time this season that Barnes has been on the disabled list. He started the year on the DL with a back issue, then went back on the DL in May with a hamstring injury after a slow start in April. He was starting to heat up, with a .290/.361/.457 line in 138 at-bats since early June. That could have been due to the fact that he was finally healthy and getting consistent at-bats in low-A.

Barnes also missed a big portion of the 2012 season with the State College Spikes due to a leg injury. He has been in the system for over a full calendar year, but all of his injuries have led to just 305 at-bats so far. He has shown his potential with the bat, along with some good speed and fielding abilities, but his inability to stay healthy so far is lowering his stock.

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  • Sports70

    Ugh, Barnes was one of the few “top prospects” I had no qualms about using in a trade package…guess that’s out

  • Skipperron

    The injuries he has had are types that seem to recur until he has time to rest over the winter.