PENSACOLA, FL - The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the following roster moves that affect the Shuckers roster prior to tonight's 6:35 pm game in Pensacola, against the Blue Wahoos (CN). RHP Yhonathan Barrios, reported to Biloxi (pronounced Yohn-ah-than bar-e-ohs) after the trade with Pittsburgh. LHP Jeremy Horst, has been transferred from Biloxi to Colorado Springs.
Barrios, 23, was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Major League third baseman Aramis Ramirez and cash on Thursday. Barrios split the season between Double-A Altoona (20 games, 0-1, 1.46 ERA, 10 SV) and Triple-A Indianapolis (13 games, 1-2, 4.60 ERA, 1 SV). He went a combined 1-3 with a 2.68 ERA and 11 saves in his 33 relief appearances (40.1 IP, 36 H, 15 R, 12 ER, 17 BB, 21 SO, 1 HR).
The Cartagena, Columbia native was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis from Altoona for the first time on June 11 and made his debut two days later. Barrios appeared in two Major League Spring Training games for Pittsburgh in 2015, striking out four and earning a save over two innings.
Barrios, who began his professional career as an infielder, was originally signed by Pittsburgh as a non-drafted free agent on July 5, 2008. He converted to pitcher in 2013. He led all Pirates farmhands in saves (15) last season while pitching at Class-A West Virginia (26 games, 4 saves) and Class-A Bradenton (15 games, 11 saves).
Horst, 29, appeared in one game in relief for the Shuckers on Wednesday, striking out two in one inning of work, needing just 10 pitches. Horst was signed to a minor league contract by the Brewers on July 21 and had a 1.64 ERA and nine saves in 32 appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Double-A affiliate, Tulsa Drillers, this season, leading the club in saves. The De Pere, Wisconsin native had a 3.33 ERA in 72 relief outings in the majors from 2011-13 with the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies.
In 2014, Horst spent the season with the Phillies Triple-A affiliate, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, where he went 4-2 with a 3.98 ERA in 45 games (three starts)…as a starter he posted a 1.80 ERA (2 ER/10.0 IP) and struck out 11 against three walks. Horst made his first Opening Day roster with Philadelphia in 2013, appearing in 28 games for the Phillies and had a season-best 6.1-inning scoreless streak from May 8-27. He averaged 12.27 SO/9.0 IP (10 SO, 7.1 IP) over his final seven appearances (May 27-June 15).
Horst had his contract selected on June 28, 2012 and made his Phillies debut that day against the Pirates (1.0 IP). In 28 games with Philadelphia he went 2-0 with a 1.15 ERA (4 ER/31.1 IP) and had 40 strikeouts. Horst earned his first Major League victory on August 12, 2012 against the St. Louis Cardinals with a walk-off victory in the 11th inning. Over his final 19 games of the season, he posted a 0.93 ERA (2 ER/19.1 IP) and limited opponents to a .167 batting average (11-for-66) for the Phillies.
Horst was traded to Philadelphia on January 25, 2012 from Cincinnati for INF Wilson Valdez after he split the 2011 season with Cincinnati and Triple-A Louisville. Horst made 36 relief appearances for Triple-A Louisville and posted a 2.81 ERA (16 ER/51.1 IP). He was promoted to Cincinnati for his first Major League stint, posting a 2.93 ERA (5 ER/15.1 IP) in 12 relief appearance
Horst's Major League debut was on May 28 against the Atlanta Braves (1.0 IP, SO) and collected his first Major League hit and RBI with a single off of Cristhian Martinez on May 28 at Atlanta. Horst had three separate major league stints (May 28-June 22, July 15-21, and Sept. 1)
The Shuckers roster stands at 25 players with one disabled, one currently on the temporary inactive list and one MLB rehab. Click HERE for a PDF copy of the Biloxi Shuckers roster.
The Shuckers look to even the series at two games apiece with a win tonight at Pensacola. LHP Hobbs Johnson (6-4, 3.36) will make the start for Biloxi, while Pensacola will counter with RHP Josh Smith (5-2, 3.00). First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with coverage beginning at 6:20 p.m. on 1240-AM WGCM, 1580-AM WPMO and the Biloxi Shuckers Radio Network. Fans can also listen to the game using the TuneIn Radio app or by going to www.biloxishuckers.com.
The Shuckers return to MGM Park for a five-game series with the Jackson Generals (SEA) from July 28-August 1. The homestand features a special appearance by the ZOOperstars on Friday, July 31.
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