Barnes is no longer feeling the right-shoulder tenderness that shut him down in spring training, the Woonsocket Call reports. It should be a matter of time before he leaves extended spring training for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Capuano threw 2.2 scoreless relief innings in Wednesday night's extra-inning win over the White Sox. He hasn't allowed a run in seven appearances while striking out eight and walking one in nine innings.
Owens lost command of his fastball during Monday's game in which he permitted his first runs of the season, the Portland Press Herald reports. "He has an exceptional change-up," Portland pitching coach Bob Kipper said. "But without the fastball, the change-up becomes less exceptional."