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Clint Barmes | Shortstop

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/6/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Indiana State
Contract: view contract details

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Padres declined SS Clint Barmes' $2 million option for 2016.
He'll get a $200,000 buyout instead. The defensive-minded Barmes hit only .232/.281/.353 for the Padres this season. He'll turn 37 during spring training. Nov 3 - 7:08 PM

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Clint Barmes went 2-for-4 and hit his second homer Friday against the Dodgers.

The homer came off Clayton Kershaw, go figure. Barmes suddenly has his average up to .284 in 81 at-bats for the year, which could lead to more playing time at Alexi Amarista's expense.
Jun 13 - 2:10 AM

Clint Barmes went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Barmes smacked a two-run single to tie the game. The Padres' likely Opening Day shortstop is hitting .233 in Cactus League action, but he's in the lineup for his glove.
Mar 28 - 7:15 PM

Padres signed INF Clint Barmes to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with a club option for 2016.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman writes that the option is worth between $2-4 million. Barmes was limited to 48 games due to injury this past season with the Pirates while batting just .245/.328/.294 with zero homers and seven RBI. He'll likely serve as a utility infielder in San Diego while Alexi Amarista figures to take over at shortstop now that Everth Cabrera has been non-tendered.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 02:22:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports the Padres and Clint Barmes have agreed to a one-year deal with a club option.

The deal is pending a physical. Injuries limited Barmes to just 48 games this past season. He hit .245/.328/.294 while appearing at every position on the infield. With Everth Cabrera non-tendered, Barmes could find a home at shortstop with the Pads.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Pirates activated INF Clint Barmes from the 15-day disabled list.

Barmes wound up missing close to two months with a Grade 3 groin strain. The infielder was sporting a rough .239/.320/.284 batting line in 42 games before the injury.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 03:05:00 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle "expressed cautious optimism" that Clint Barmes (groin) could rejoin the club on Monday.

Barmes has played five rehab games, and he's slated to play two more before the start of the series against the Cardinals. Barmes has been out since July 6 with a severe left groin strain.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 09:15:00 PM

Clint Barmes (groin) is expected to remain on his minor league rehab assignment through the end of August.

Barmes played in his first rehab game Wednesday at Double-A Altoona and will spend about a week there before eventually moving to Triple-A Indianapolis. "I think there'll be a succession built in similar to spring training because it's been six weeks since he played," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told reporters. The light-hitting veteran infielder has been out since June 30 with a Grade 3 abductor strain.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 09:27:00 AM

Clint Barmes (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Wednesday.

He'll eventually move up to Triple-A Indianapolis. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated that Barmes will remain on the rehab assignment for a while. "It won’t be quite like revisiting spring training, but he has been out six weeks," Hurdle said.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Clint Barmes (groin) won't begin a rehab assignment until he's fully comfortable stopping, starting and running the bases.

Barmes has been taking batting practice and fielding grounders but still isn't feeling good enough to run. He's been out since late June.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Pirates placed SS Clint Barmes on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 30, with a Grade 3 adductor sprain.

Barmes hasn't played for a week, so he apparently had been holding out hope that the ailment would get better. He's expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. Michael Martinez has replaced Barmes on the roster.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 11:52:00 AM

Clint Barmes went 4-for-5 with a run scored in Thursday's extra-inning win over the Reds.

He was also hit by a pitch in the game-winning rally in the 12th inning. Barmes had three singles and a double, notching his first four-hit game since May 30, 2009. The 35-year-old managed to improve his batting average from .227 to .263 in just one day. We're not counting on many big days moving forward.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 05:44:00 PM

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.

The Pirates are intent on handing the starting shortstop position to Jordy Mercer for 2014, which shifts the defensive-minded Barmes into a utility role. Since Barmes offered very little with the bat anyways, he can continue to be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 09:18:00 AM

Pirates signed SS Clint Barmes to a one-year, $2 million contract.

The slick fielding 34-year-old shortstop will serve as a backup to Jordy Mercer in 2014. He's irrelevant in all but the very deepest of NL-only formats.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 08:31:00 PM

Buster Olney of reports that Clint Barmes' new one-year deal with the Pirates is worth $2 million.

Barmes just finished his two-year, $10.5 million deal with the Pirates and will take a paycut to stick around as a utility player. The 34-year-old hit just .211/.249/.309 with five home runs and 23 RBI over 330 plate appearances this past season, but plays quality defense and will serve as a backup to Jordy Mercer in 2014.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 12:40:00 PM

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