Indians promote LHP Barnes

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The Cleveland Indians recalled left-hander Scott Barnes from Class AAA Columbus on Sunday and designed outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment, the team announced.

Barnes is 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA in eight relief appearances for Columbus this season and has been particularly effective in his past four outings with a 1.93 ERA. He was called up briefly by the Indians in late April and pitched an inning, allowing one hit, two runs and a walk.

Carrera, 25, was with the Indians during spring training but then claimed by the Philadelphia Phillies on April 2 after Cleveland designated him for assignment. He played in 13 games for the Phillies and was 1 for 13 at the plate but was released when outfielder Delmon Young was activated.

Carrera played for the Indians in 2011 and 2012, batting .255 with two home runs, 25 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 116 games.
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