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Clint Barmes | Shortstop

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/6/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Indiana State
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 25 - 3:05 PM

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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.
Aug 22 - 9:15 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.
Aug 14 - 9:27 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.
Aug 13 - 10:43 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.
Aug 7 - 7:45 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.
Jul 6 - 11:52 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.
Jun 19 - 5:44 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.
Mar 1 - 9:18 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

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates have re-signed Clint Barmes.

Details are still being finalized, so no word yet on the exact terms. Barmes just finished up a two-year, $10.5 million deal with Pittsburgh, but he's going to have to settle for less this time around.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 12:13:00 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Pirates are close to re-signing Clint Barmes.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that same. Barmes has only hit .221/263/.316 over the past two seasons in Pittsburgh, but the Pirates like his glove. If he returns, he'll likely function in a utility infielder role.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the Pirates have "kept in touch" with shortstop Clint Barmes.

The Pirates are looking for a capable defensive shortstop to pair with Jordy Mercer. Barmes doesn't bring much with the bat, but he consistently rates among baseball's best defensive shortstops year after year.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:12:00 PM'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.

The Pirates plan to use Jordy Mercer as their regular shortstop next season, but they want to bring back Barmes and his steady defense as insurance. Barmes has hit only .221/.263/.316 the past two seasons for Pittsburgh.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 11:44:00 PM

Clint Barmes is starting at shortstop for the Pirates in Monday's NLDS Game 4 against the Cardinals.

That's two starts in a row for Barmes, who is the far better defender than backup shortstop Jordy Mercer. Pittsburgh will be looking to advance to the NLCS with a win over the Cardinals on Monday at PNC Park. The full Bucs lineup: Starling Marte LF, Neil Walker 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Justin Morneau 1B, Marlon Byrd RF, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Russell Martin C, Clint Barmes SS, Charlie Morton SP.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 10:53:00 AM

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2B1Neil Walker
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SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
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