Boston Red Sox manager Torey Lovullo announced a few roster moves before Sunday afternoon’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park.
Matt Barnes has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, and Jonathan Aro has been recalled to the majors.
Barnes pitched twice in his most recent stint with Boston. He allowed six earned runs on six hits in five innings against the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 17. He also gave up five earned runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Barnes took the loss in both games.
Aro is a 24-year-old reliever with three major league appearances in 2015. His last outing was July 1 against the Toronto Blue Jays, during which he gave up three earned runs on six hits in three innings of work.
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