The Mets have employed former Blue Jays right-hander Danny Barnes as AN assistant coach on the key League workers, manager Buck Showalter proclaimed to reporters Fri (Twitter link via Anthony DiComo of MLB.com). Barnes, 32, can have a broad-reaching role within the new created work position, Showalter more.
“He’s contend within the huge leagues, is aware of his method round the conference room,” Showalter aforesaid (link via Danny Abriano of SNY). “…We didn’t get too titled up. … He will do a touch little bit of everything.”
A 35th-round draft decide of the Blue Jays back in 2010, Barnes reached the Majors in 2016, moving thirteen 2/3 innings whereas yielding six runs on fourteen hits and 5 walks with fourteen punchouts. He was a daily member of the provincial capital the subsequent season — his lone full year at the MLB level. Barnes racked up sixty six innings of three.55 ERA ball and finished off thirteen games for the ’17 Jays, however the setup swung within the alternative direction in 2018. In forty one frames that season, Barnes was clobbered for a five.71 ERA as his out, walk and hard-contact rates all went within the wrong direction.
Barnes became a free agent following the 2019 season and had been set to hitch the Orioles for the 2020 campaign, however the pandemic-driven closing left him in limbo. Barnes wasn’t enclosed in Baltimore’s 60-man player pool throughout the shortened season and have become a free agent once more last winter, at that purpose he signed on with the Long Island Ducks of the freelance Atlantic League. Barnes tossed sixteen 1/3 solid frames for the Ducks in 2021, however it appears he’ll currently transition into future section of his baseball career.
In components of 3 league seasons, Barnes logged a hundred and twenty 2/3 innings with a four.33 ERA, and he managed a two.69 ERA in 344 2/3 frames over the course of 10 seasons within the minors. He’ll be a part of a Mets work workers that already includes one or two of former huge leaguers. Jeremy Hefner is slated to come because the team’s baseball coach in 2022 and therefore the Mets tabbed Eric Chavez as their new hit coach recently also. Former fielder Joey Cora (third base coach) and outfielder Wayne Kirby (first base coach), each of whom last appeared within the bigs in 1998, were additionally each employed to the workers over the winter.