Clint Barmes 2B/SS SD 1 month 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 2B/SS SD 2 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 2B/SS SD 2 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 2B/SS SD 6 months ago

Barmes signed a one-year contract with the Padres on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com 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 2B/SS SD 9 months 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 2B/SS SD 9 months 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 2B/SS SD 9 months 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.

Clint Barmes 2B/SS SD 9 months ago

Barmes (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Wednesday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Manager Clint Hurdle stopped short of saying Barmes will need to go through a spring training-length rehab stint, but the team will take things slowly with the middle infielder. Barmes is expected to also spend time playing for Triple-A Indy before making his return to the majors in late August.

Clint Barmes 2B/SS SD 11 months ago

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.

Clint Barmes 2B/SS SD 11 months ago

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.