John Barnes (baseball)
April 24, 1976 |
San Diego, California
|September 16, 2000 for the Minnesota Twins|
Last MLB appearance
|August 26, 2001 for the Minnesota Twins|
|Runs batted in||2|
John Delbert Barnes (born April 24, 1976 in San Diego, California) is a former professional baseball outfielder. Barnes is a graduate of Granite Hills High School and attended Grossmont College in El Cajon, California
Barnes was selected in the 4th Round of 1996 amateur entry draft by the Boston Red Sox. In 1996 and 1997 he played in the Red Sox minor league system for the Gulf Coast Red Sox and Michigan Battle Cats. In 1998, he was traded along with Joe Thomas and Matt Kinney to the Minnesota Twins for Greg Swindell and Orlando Merced.
He played during two seasons at the major league level for the Minnesota Twins. In September 2001 he was placed on waivers by the Twins and claimed by the Colorado Rockies and played the entire 2002 season for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. At the end of the 2002 season he was granted free agency.
In 2005 Barnes played for the Atlanta Braves organization with the Mississippi Braves and the Richmond Braves. In 2006 he returned to the Red Sox organization and switched to being a pitcher from playing the outfielder position. Between 2006 and 2007, Barnes worked his way up from Gulf Coast Red Sox to the Pawtucket Red Sox.