The Brewers announced a series of roster moves today, including the selection of outfield prospect Trent Grisham’s contract from Triple-A. In addition to Grisham making his Major League debut, right-hander Jacob Barnes was designated to assignment to create a 40-man roster spot. (Righty Taylor Williams and utilityman Tyler Saladino were also optioned to Triple-A.)
After posting some solid numbers out of Milwaukee’s pen in 2017-18, Barnes has struggled this year, resulting in a series of shuttles between Triple-A and the majors. The 29-year-old has a 6.86 ERA, 10.1 K/9, and 2.00 K/BB rate over 19 2/3 innings for the Brew Crew this season, with increases in his walk and homer rate both influencing that ungainly ERA.