Barmes opted out of his minor league contract with the Royals on Monday.
Barmes still hopes to be added to a 25-man roster this season, and he will need to find another organization other than the Royals to make that happen. He was mostly used for organizational depth in the middle infield positions while with the Royals.
Barmes re-signed with the Royals on a minor league contract Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The Royals released the aging shortstop Monday, but they saw enough value in him to bring him back on a minor league pact. That being said, he'll likely spend 2016 with Triple-A Omaha acting as organizational depth at the middle infield positions.
Barmes is working on resigning with the Royals on a minor league contract, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
A source reportedly said the deal is likely, so the veteran shortstop could be back in Royal blue despite being released Monday. That being said, he'll likely just act as organizational depth in the Royals organization, with a callup only happening if the Royals middle infield gets hit with injuries.
The Royals released Barmes on Monday.
The journeyman infielder landed a minor league contract with the Royals in the offseason, and the first two weeks of camp appeared to be going swimmingly, as he went 6-for-19 (.316) with two RBI and one run scored. However, he mustered just two hits in his final 15 spring at-bats, all but forcing Kansas City's hand. Nevertheless, the 37-year-old will likely land elsewhere as organizational depth.
Barmes signed a minor league deal with the Royals on Thursday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.
The 36-year-old doesn't appear ready to call it a career just yet. He spent 2015 with the Padres, hitting .232/.281/.353 with three home runs and 16 RBI. However, if he doesn't make the big league team, retirement could be looming. His fantasy value is likely to be minimal in 2016.
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.
Padres shortstop Clint Barmes flashed some rare power on Friday, as he went deep for just the second time this season. Barmes lifted off for a solo shot against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning, but it wasn't enough as the Dodgers took the 4-3 victory.
Barmes had two hits on Friday, and the home run was his first in nearly two months. He's hit well in limited action this month, collecting seven hits in 19 at-bats over six games in June.
Padres shortstop Clint Barmes is in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Reds.
Alexi Amarista has started four straight games at the position, but he'll get a break on Sunday in favor of Barmes, who has hit .262/.304/.338 with one home run and two RBI in 65 at-bats.
The Padres are heavy underdogs (+155) in Cincinnati on Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.
Padres shortstop Clint Barmes totaled a season-best three hits -- all singles -- and one RBI during a 7-1 win Sunday against the Padres. He also had one strikeout and one run.
Barmes made just his 14th start of the season Sunday. Of his 14 starts, 12 have come when a left-hander has started for the opposition.
He is batting .333 with one home run, two doubles, two RBI and seven runs in 12 starts against lefties in 2015.
The Padres left shortstop Alexi Amarista out of the starting lineup for Friday's game. It's the second time in the last 10 games that Amarista hasn't started.
Clint Barmes replaces Amarista at short, for the tenth time this season. He'll hit eighth in the order.
Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg and shortstop Alexi Amarista are in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Mariners, the team announced.
Spangenberg was the DH on Tuesday, but will take over at second for Jedd Gyorko. He is hitting .260 in 50 at-bats this season. Amarista replaces Clint Barmes at shortstop. He is hitting .183 with seven RBI in 82 at-bats this season.
For the second time in three games, the Padres are keeping both first baseman Yonder Alonso and shortstop Alexi Amarista out of the starting lineup.
Just as in Saturday's contest, Yangervis Solarte gets the start at first and Clint Barmes will start at shortstop.
It's Solarte's fifth start of the year at first, and Barmes eighth at short. They're hitting fifth and eighth in the lineup respectively.
First baseman Yonder Alonso and shortstop Alexi Amarista were held out of the Padres' starting lineup for Saturday's game.
Yangervis Solarte starts in place of Alonso at first for the fourth time this season but second time in three games. He'll bat fifth in the lineup.
Clint Barmes also makes his second start in three games for the Padres. He's in the lineup at short for the seventh time this year and will bat eighth.
Padres infielder Clint Barmes launched his first home run of the season during Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Rockies in Colorado.
Barmes launched a solo home run in the third inning off Tyler Matzek and drew a walk in the fifth inning. Cory Spangenberg entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Barmes, ending his night. He finished 1 for 1 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI. He is hitting .333 (8 for 24) with two doubles, a home run and an RBI this season.
"I feel like I'm seeing the ball pretty well right now," Barmes said, per MLB.com. "I'm not trying to do too much. I'm trying to stay inside the ball and put up good swings and have solid at-bats. It felt really good to catch a fastball out front a little bit and stay through it."
The Padres closed out an action-filled offseason by acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel from the Braves Sunday, and it seems as if the team is not done dealing. The Padres are "scouring" the market for an upgrade at shortstop, USA Today reports.
Seven of the team's nine starters on Opening Day were acquired this offseason, including the first five hitters in the lineup and starting pitcher James Shields. The team gave the start at shortstop to Clint Barmes, who went 1 for 3 with a double and two strikeouts in the team's 6-3 loss to the Dodgers. Alexi Amarista, who pinch-hit for Barmes late in the game, also figures to see playing time at shortstop if the team can't land an upgrade.
Padres infielder Clint Barmes is heating up as spring training closes.
After getting just four hits in his first 23 at bats, Barmes is four for his last 10. Barmes had no extra base hits in his first 23 at bats, he has a double and a solo homer in the last 10.
"It's just continuing to work on timing and get my legs underneath me, especially early on in the spring," Barmes said, per U-T San Diego. "Once I felt like, a couple weeks in, I started to get my legs underneath me, then it's just been a process of getting the timing down, defensively as much as offensively."
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