"[Barfield] hasn't had a chance to play hardly at all, just because of the start we're off to," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "It'll give him a chance to go down and play, and we'll get things back in order here."
Barfield was a pinch-runner in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Royals. He was thrown out trying to steal in the eighth inning.
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