Left-hander Scott Barnes parted ways with Cleveland on Wednesday after being traded to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations. Baltimore also signed infielder Rey Navarro to a major league deal.
The Indians designated Barnes for assignment Sunday to make room for right-hander Chris Brewer on their 40-man roster. Barnes made 22 appearances for the Indians in 2012-13, going 0-1 in with a 5.20 ERA, 10 walks and 26 K’s through 27 2/3 innings. He spent last season at Triple-A Columbus, making one start in 25 appearances and going 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA over 31 2/3 innings. Barnes went on the disabled list in June with a lat strain, finishing with 35 strikeouts and 16 walks.
Navarro spent last year in the Reds organization splitting between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville. Through 67 games at Pensacola, Navarro hit .271/.336/.459 with nine home runs and 33 RBIs. With 65 games in Louisville, the switch hitter went .296/.351/.409, posting a .316 BA against right-handers. He spent most of his time at second base and shortstop.
Triple-A batters posted .193 against Barnes this season, and averaged 9.9 strikeouts per 9 innings. Navarro has spent eight years in the minors and has yet to make his major league debut.
The Orioles 40-man roster is now at a head count of 39.