Matt Barnes DFA'd, traded to Marlins for LH reliever Bleier

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Could this be because he's so expensive that they figure he clears and they can add him back when Story goes on the 60 day IL?
 

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Okay ... someone really has to explain Kaleb Ort to me
 

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I really do not understand this team. I'm sure there's a reason but boy I did not expect that.
 

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Brasier and Ort still here though? Weird.

Too bad Winter Weekend wasn't one week later.
 

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Is (was) Barnes still Boston's union rep? I know he was at least until last March, I can't find any info since then.
 

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Perplexing. He was one of their best bullpen options against lefties, too.
 

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Devers is now the longest-tenured Red Sox player, a year ahead of Brasier
 

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There simply has to be reasoning behind this and not Ort.

I’m assuming their is a handshake for a trade, or luxury tax incentives.
 

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Is there a reason why they’d DFA him now in anticipation of making a trade, instead of just waiting a couple days to trade him and then adding Duval to the 40?