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Brewers bring up RHP Barnes a day after 15-inning loss

May 12, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Burch Smith leaves the field after Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras hit the game-winning solo home run during the 15th inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Chicago. The Cubs won 2-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled right-hander Jacob Barnes from Triple-A San Antonio and optioned reliever Burch Smith to their top farm club.

The addition of Barnes gives Milwaukee a fresh arm in the bullpen a day after its 15-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs. Smith pitched the final 3 1/3 innings Saturday, surrendering Willson Contreras’ game-ending homer.

Barnes also began the year with the Brewers, going 1-1 with a 7.30 ERA in 13 appearances before he was sent down on May 2.

The Brewers announced the moves before Sunday night’s series finale against the Cubs.

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