After being left off the Boston Red Sox‘ initial American League Division Series roster, Matt Barnes is back with the team ahead of Game 2.
Major League Baseball has approved a roster substitution for the #RedSox due to an injury sustained by RHP Garrett Richards.
Richards, who has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain, will be replaced on the Division Series roster by RHP Matt Barnes.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) October 8, 2021
Richards exited Game 1 after facing only one batter. He was replaced by Nick Pivetta, who went on to pitch the next 4 2/3 innings in the 5-0 loss.
Barnes’ 2021 season went downhill after being named an All-Star for the first time in his MLB career. The 2018 World Series champion posted a 13.50 ERA (10 ER in 6 2/3 innings) in September.
Game 2 is scheduled for 7:02 p.m. ET at Tropicana Field.
Source: Yahoo Sports