Pirates manager Clint Hurdle "expressed cautious optimism" that Clint Barmes (groin) could rejoin the club on Monday.
Clint Barmes (groin) is expected to remain on his minor league rehab assignment through the end of August.
Clint Barmes (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Wednesday.
Clint Barmes (groin) won't begin a rehab assignment until he's fully comfortable stopping, starting and running the bases.
Pirates placed SS Clint Barmes on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 30, with a Grade 3 adductor sprain.
Clint Barmes went 4-for-5 with a run scored in Thursday's extra-inning win over the Reds.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Friday that Clint Barmes will see time at second base and third base this spring as he prepares for his new utility role.
Pirates signed SS Clint Barmes to a one-year, $2 million contract.
Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that Clint Barmes' new one-year deal with the Pirates is worth $2 million.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates have re-signed Clint Barmes.
Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Pirates are close to re-signing Clint Barmes.
Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the Pirates have "kept in touch" with shortstop Clint Barmes.
MLB.com's Tom Singer writes that Pirates general manager Neal Huntington will "push hard" for a new deal with Clint Barmes during the club's five-day exclusivity window.
Clint Barmes is starting at shortstop for the Pirates in Monday's NLDS Game 4 against the Cardinals.