Barrett Barnes is getting closer to returning from his latest hamstring injury. The center fielder played seven innings today in a GCL game, marking the third straight game where he has played seven. The Pirates have him progressing on a rehab schedule where he will play three games at five innings, three at seven, and three full games. Barnes has played the first six games, and will progress to full games as the next part of his rehab.
That will begin after a day off tomorrow. Barnes will then play full games in the GCL on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to complete his rehab. There's a chance that he could be moved to Bradenton at the end of the rehab, rather than going back to West Virginia. The move would be somewhat aggressive, in the sense that he hasn't seen much success in West Virginia. However, considering the circumstances, an aggressive move might be warranted.
Barnes has missed a lot of time the last two years due to hamstring problems. He only had 183 at-bats in West...
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