Clint Barmes Activated From the DL, Jayson Nix DFAd, Polanco and Tabata Official
Aug25

Clint Barmes Activated From the DL, Jayson Nix DFAd, Polanco and Tabata Official

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Clint Barmes from the 15-day disabled list, and have designated Jayson Nix for assignment. They have also confirmed the moves we heard about this morning, with Gregory Polanco being optioned to Triple-A and Jose Tabata being recalled. The swap of Barmes for Nix means the Pirates are getting a much better defender for the infield, especially at the shortstop position. This also ends the Jayson...

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Clint Barmes Gearing Up For a Return to Pittsburgh
Aug22

Clint Barmes Gearing Up For a Return to Pittsburgh

After playing two games with Altoona, Clint Barmes had his rehab assignment moved to Triple-A Indianapolis on August 18, as he looks to recover from a strained left groin. Barmes was placed on the DL retroactive to June 30. After five games between the two levels, Barmes is pleased with the progress and reports that he has seen “no setbacks at all.” He is also pleased to have played in back to back games Wednesday and Thursday. “It...

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Prospect Watch: Adrian Sampson With Much Better Stuff in His Second Triple-A Start
Aug21

Prospect Watch: Adrian Sampson With Much Better Stuff in His Second Triple-A Start

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Clint Barmes Has His Rehab Transferred to Indianapolis
Aug18

Clint Barmes Has His Rehab Transferred to Indianapolis

Clint Barmes had his rehab assignment transferred to Indianapolis, per an Indianapolis Indians press release. Barmes was previously playing in Altoona, spending two games at the Double-A level. He played five innings in each game. Typically a rehab assignment for position players will see two games each at five innings per game, two games at seven innings, and two full games to wrap up the rehab assignment. All of this is usually...

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Clint Barmes Starts a Rehab Assignment With Altoona
Aug14

Clint Barmes Starts a Rehab Assignment With Altoona

Clint Barmes will start a rehab assignment tonight with the Altoona Curve. Barmes was added to the roster today, per an Altoona press release. The pending return for Barmes is probably a welcome sight to those who don’t want to see Michael Martinez in a Pirates starting lineup. It also might be good timing, as Jordy Mercer left today’s game with no reason given. No word yet on how long the rehab process will be for Barmes....

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