Barmes' option for 2016 was declined by the Padres, making him a free agent. It's uncertain if Barmes, who turns 37 before the start of the 2016 season, will continue his playing career or hang up the boots after 13 seasons. He hit .232/.281/.353 in 98 games with San Diego in 2015, bringing his career batting line to .245/.294/.379.
Padres shortstop Clint Barmes blasted his third home run of the season in the team's 5-4 win over the Rockies on Saturday. Barmes connected on a two-run shot against his former team, giving the Padres a 5-3 lead in the seventh inning. It was the only hit of the game for Barmes, who is now batting .284 on the season.
Padres infielder Will Middlebrooks is in the starting lineup at shortstop for Saturday's game against Texas. It's Middlebrooks' second career start at short in 310 MLB and 490 minor league games. The other start came earlier this season, on May 23. Clint Barmes and Alexi Amarista, who have split the other 87 starts at short this season, are out of Saturday's lineup.
For a player that entered in the fifth inning, Padres shortstop Clint Barmes certainly made an impact Saturday against Arizona. Barmes, who replaced the injured Cory Spangenberg, singled and scored in the sixth and doubled in the seventh in a San Diego rout. He is now batting .400 (8-for-20) over his last seven games.
Padres shortstop Clint Barmes was virtually unstoppable at the plate during Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks. Barmes went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs. The performance came at a time where Barmes was hitting .143 (1-for-7) in his last four games.