Sox Scoops 40.017: Barber's Chicago/Huntsville Tenure Ends

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Sox Scoops 40.017: Barber's Chicago/Huntsville Tenure Ends

Post by HoosierVic » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:10 pm

Chicago Online Sports Report

Outfielder Craig Barber was claimed off waivers last week by the Las Vegas Hustlers, ending the Chicago/Huntsville career of the 23-year-old left-hander.

Barber began his career in 2036 when he was drafted in the 9th Round of the amateur draft by the Brooklyn Robins. He was traded to Huntsville the next year as part of a multi-player swap and assigned to the AAA Carolina Flight.

Craig Barber
He spent most of 2038 and 2039 in Carolina, where he won the July Player of the Month Award last season. Barber was called up to Huntsville in late August, but struggled at the major league level, slashing .115/.179/.135 in 17 games before a broken thumb ended his season.

Barber’s slash line for the year at Carolina was .290/.360/.507, with 14 HRs, 53 RBIs, and 2.5 WAR.

“We would like to have sent Craig back to Carolina for further seasoning, but he was out of options,” said Sox Asst. General Manager Bill McGuffin.

“Craig is a quality player and a quality person, but he simply was not going to fit into our major league plans going forward, so we felt it best to let him get a fresh start with another club. We wish him all the best in Las Vegas.”

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