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July 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM

ESPNBoston: Barnes developing steadily in Double-A

His star may have shone the brightest coming into the season, but as the All-Star break approaches, Portland's youngest pitcher, right-hander Matt Barnes, has been overshadowed by some of his more experienced compatriots in the rotation. 

Brandon Workman earned a quick promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, while left-hander Drake Britton and right-hander Anthony Ranaudo have dominated at times through the first half of the season. 

But in his July 23 start at Trenton, Portland right-hander Matt Barnes showed off some of his development in what has been a challenging Double-A campaign by pitching to his game plan and using his heavy fastball to cruise through the outing. 

For the rest of Jon Meoli's report on Matt Barnes, head over to ESPNBoston.