Clint Barmes SS/DH SD 3 months ago

Barmes' option for 2016 was declined by the Padres, making him a free agent.

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Clint Barmes SS/DH SD 8 months ago

Barmes went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

He's now stunningly sitting on a .293 batting average, though it's been boosted by an absurd .410 BABIP, and with just four walks against 29 strikeouts over 92 at-ats this season, Barmes isn't exactly experiencing a late-career surge. He also doesn't get to play every day, limiting his value to NL-only formats.

Clint Barmes SS/DH SD 8 months ago

Barmes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 4-3 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

A home run off Clayton Kershaw is impressive, but when Barmes does it, it's almost unbelievable, but he helped chase the Dodgers' ace from the game in the seventh inning. He's also raised his average to a surprising .284 thanks to a recent hot streak -- over his last six starts, he's gone 10-for-23 (.435) with a double, a triple and a homer. Barmes still splits time at shortstop with Alexi Amarista and doesn't have much in the way of tools, but he's proven ownable in NL-only formats.

Clint Barmes SS/DH SD 10 months ago

Barmes is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in the lineup Tuesday against Colorado.

Barmes is getting his second straight start against his former club and third straight overall. He went 2-for-5 with a run and a strikeout in Monday's game.

Clint Barmes SS/DH SD 10 months ago

Barmes is starting at shortstop Monday and will bat eighth against the Dodgers.

Barmes gets the nod over Alexi Amarista, but it could be a temporary lineup change as Amarista is expected to be the everyday shortstop. That said, Barmes has had some success against Dodgers' starter Clayton Kershaw, going 7-for-27 against the three-time Cy Young winner.

Clint Barmes SS/DH SD 10 months ago

Barmes went 1-for-2 Monday against Cincinnati, blasting his first home run of the spring.

Barmes is batting .242 with eight strikeouts and three walks in 33 at-bats this spring. He was brought in on a one-year deal in the offseason to compete with Alexi Amarista for the starting shortstop role. As spring training has gone on, Amarista has emerged as the likely starter shortstop on Opening Day while Barmes is projected to fill in as a utility infielder off the Padres' bench.

Clint Barmes SS/DH SD 1 year ago

Barmes signed a one-year contract with the Padres on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of reports.

Barmes' bat certainly didn't earn him this contract -- he's a .246/.295/.380 career hitter at the major league level -- rather it was his quality glove at the middle-infield positions. The Padres have a need at shortstop with Everth Cabrera non-tendered, and Barmes' experience and defensive abilities likely give him the inside track at the regular job, but he'll have to fight off Alexi Amarista in spring training.

Clint Barmes SS/DH SD 1 year ago

Barmes (groin) was reinstated from the DL and recalled Monday.

Barmes will come up from Triple-A Indianapolis, where he was rehabbing the strained groin that cost him seven weeks. Barmes, who hasn't played since June 29, is hitting .239 with four RBI and 18 strikeouts in 88 at-bats this season. In a corresponding move, Pittsburgh designated Jayson Nix for assignment.

Clint Barmes SS/DH SD 1 year ago

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that Barmes (groin) might be able to rejoin the team during the upcoming series against the Cardinals, the Associated Press reports.

If Barmes is ready to return this week, he'll reprise his role as a spot starter at shortstop behind Jordy Mercer, but that role will afford him with very few chances to accrue at-bats.

Clint Barmes SS/DH SD 1 year ago

Barmes (groin) moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Barmes will be eligible to return from the DL whenever he's deemed ready, but because he's missed the last six weeks with a groin strain, a lengthy rehab assignment will be required. The Pirates expect to have him back at some point in late-August.