Former Pittsburgh Pirate Clint Barmes is the newest San Diego Padre. According to Ken Rosenthal, Barmes has signed a one-year contract with the Friars. Jon Heyman confirmed and added that the contract includes an option for a second year.
After yesterday's announcement that Everth Cabrera would not be tendered, everyone was posturing Alexi Amarista's role as the possible starting shortstop in 2015. AJ Preller noted that Amarista would be given the chance to win that job, but the addition of Barmes gives the team some much needed depth at short.
The veteran hit .245/.328/.294 Last season for the Bucs. Not exactly the. BIG BAT that so many Padre fans are clamoring for, but his glove could be a solid addition to the club.
Barmes' contact is pending a physical, which is likely to take place this week.
Source: #Padres in agreement with IF Clint Barmes on one-year deal with club option. Pending physical.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 3, 2014
barmes actually got 1 year and an option in padres deal. good defender in for everth. logical.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 3, 2014