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Pirates prospect interview: Barrett Barnes

Barrett Barnes

Outfielder Barrett Barnes was an all-star in his first professional season as a member of the Pirates organization. Barnes taken 45th overall in the 2012 MLB Draft. He hit .288 in 38 games with the Class A State College with five home runs and 24 RBI. He suffered a season-ending stress fracture in his left ankle at the end of July. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Barnes recently.

GVB – You got off to a great start at State College, suffering the leg injury had to be a big disappointment? BB – We thought it was a minor strain because the first X-rays came up negative. A few days after that the pain had not subsided and we back for an MRI and that's when we found the stress fracture in my left ankle. I am going through rest and rehab, but they have identified some hip...

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