PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- After Clint Barmes popped out in his last at-bat on Monday, en route to an 0-for-4 day at the plate, he heard loud boo's from the crowd at PNC Park. Fans are disappointed in his season so far, but no one is more disappointed than Barmes himself.
Barmes since has taken a step back from the game in order to work on his swing. After the club promoted infielder Jordy Mercer to the Majors on Tuesday, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said he was going to get Barmes to work on some specific things for several days.
"It’s similar to the program that we put into place with Rod [Barajas]," Hurdle said. "Helping him reconnect his swing and understand what he needs to do to square a ball up. We predicate everything off of hitting a line drive to center field. Really try and kick a...
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