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BREAKING NEWS: Ryan Garko traded

July 27, 2009
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BREAKING NEWS: 1B Ryan Garko has been traded to the San Francisco Giants for Class A LHP Scott Barnes.

Scott Barnes is 21 years old and has made 18 starts in Class A Advanced for the Giants, going 12-2 with a 2.85 ERA. In 98 innings pitched, he's struck out 99 while walking 29. Batters are hitting .227 against him. He leads the league in wins, is second in ERA and his 99 strikeouts are tied for ninth overall.

Barnes was an eight-round Draft pick in 2008 out of St. John's University. He is listed at 6-foot-4, 185 pounds. Baseball America named him the ninth-best prospect in the Giants' system before this season.

UPDATE: Barnes will report to Kinston.
UPDATE #2: Andy Marte will be called up to Cleveland to replace Ryan Garko.

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