Indians send Jeanmar Gomez to Columbus, call up Scott Barnes

Indians send Jeanmar Gomez to Columbus, call up Scott Barnes
Indians send Jeanmar Gomez to Columbus, call up Scott Barnes

The Indians recalled reliever Scott Barnes from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers.  To allow room on the 25-man roster the Indians optioned starter Jeanmar Gomez to Columbus after Sunday's game in Houston.

Barnes has spent much of the season with the Clippers where he has gone 0-2 with a 3.73 ERA in 14 games with 3 starts.  Out of the bullpen, he has posted an ERA of 2.35 in 11 outings.  Triple-A hitters are batting .188 off him this year without a home run allowed in 31.1 innings pitched with right-handed hitters batting at a .167 clip.

Barnes was with Cleveland from earlier in the year, working in 4 games out of the bullpen, with a 10.38ERA, but he did not allow a hit or a run in 3 of those 4 appearances.

After returning to Columbus he made 3 relief appearances, pitching three innings with a 3.00 ERA.

Gomez has spent the entire 2012 season to date with Cleveland, going 4-7 with a 5.18 ERA in 14 games with 13 starts.