Barrett Barnes was drafted in the compensation portion of the first round in 2012 by the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the pick they received for losing Ryan Doumit. So far in his pro career, the theme for the Texas Tech outfielder has been hamstring injuries. It has almost been two full years since Barnes was drafted, and he has seen just 374 plate appearances in pro ball, thanks to three different hamstring injuries.
The third one happened on April 6th of this season in West Virginia. That same night, Harold Ramirez also suffered a hamstring injury. Ramirez has been back in West Virginia for a few weeks, while Barnes remains on the disabled list. Since this is his third hamstring injury in two years, the Pirates are being extra cautious in bringing Barnes back.
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