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As Boston Red Sox ponder midseason extensions, Matt Barnes reflects on his; Joey Votto Q&A and more | Chris Cotillo (MLB Notebook)

BOSTON -- Will they or won’t they? That’s the big question surrounding the Red Sox and potential contract extensions with big-name players these days. By now, you know the list of key players who are set to hit free agency in the coming years. Xander Bogaerts, J.D. Martinez, Nate Eovaldi, Kiké Hernández, Christian Vázquez and others will hit free agency this fall. Rafael Devers’ deal is up after 2023. For the Red Sox, keeping the core intact clearly needs to be a huge priority. But so far, little has been accomplished on that front.
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Red Sox's Matt Barnes: MRI reveals fluid in shoulder

Barnes (shoulder) underwent an MRI on Saturday that revealed some fluid, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports. Barnes landed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation this week, and the Red Sox remain hopeful that the right-hander will be able to return after a minimal IL stay following Saturday's MRI results. However, a better idea of Barnes' status should come into focus once he's able to resume a throwing program.
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Boston Red Sox place Matt Barnes on 15-day IL with shoulder issue

BOSTON -- Red Sox closer Matt Barnes was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation, and left-hander Matt Strahm was activated from the COVID-19 IL prior to a game against Cincinnati. An All-Star in 2021, Barnes struggled down the stretch last season and has failed to...
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Daily Red Sox Links: Matt Barnes, Xander Bogaerts, Alex Cora

The Red Sox are in a tough spot with Matt Barnes, who just hasn’t been effective in quite a while. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) Whether due to belief in him or necessity, the Red Sox have to stick with Barnes. (Chris Cotillo; MassLive) Yesterday’s setback against the Reds was...
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Red Sox activate Matt Strahm from COVID-19 related injured list, place Matt Barnes on 15-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation

Before wrapping up their two-game interleague series against the Cincinnati Reds at Fenway Park on Wednesday, the Red Sox activated left-hander Matt Strahm from the COVID-19 related injured list. In order to make room for Strahm on the active roster, right-hander Matt Barnes was placed on the 15-day injured list...
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Red Sox’s Matt Barnes Put On IL In Surprising Move; Matt Strahm Returns

The Boston Red Sox made a pair of moves Wednesday, one of which seemingly came out of nowhere. As expected, reliever Matt Strahm has returned from the COVID-19 related injured list, after making his way through protocols. He was expected to return before Tuesday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds but could not be activated in time.
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Red Sox News: Matt Barnes placed on 15-day IL for shoulder inflammation

The wild ride that has been Matt Barnes‘ 2022 season has taken yet another turn as the Red Sox announced that he’s been placed on the 15-day IL due to shoulder inflammation. To say this year has been a disappointment for the righty would be a massive understatement. A guy who was a top closer in the game for half of 2021 is now a shell of himself but this time on the shelf may be a good thing.
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Red Sox's Matt Barnes: Out with shoulder inflammation

Barnes was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to May 31. Barnes surrendered three runs over one inning during Monday's loss to Baltimore, and he'll now be sidelined for at least the next couple weeks with the shoulder issue. The right-hander had a 7.94 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 14:12 K:BB across 17 innings this season, as he struggles from the second half of last year have carried over into 2022. The Red Sox figure to utilize a minor-league rehab assignment once Barnes is nearing his return in order to get him some re-acclimation time before being activated.
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Boston Red Sox Prospects: Options to take ball from Matt Barnes

The Red Sox have options in the minors to replace Matt Barnes. Matt Barnes has had some big moments with the Boston Red Sox. And by the All-Star break last season he was in the discussion of top relievers. Then came the implosion though. Barnes ended the year with decent overall numbers but it felt like a disappointment.
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