Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 11/21/11
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with shortstop Clint Barmes. The two-year deal, worth about $10.5 million, reunites Barmes with Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle. The two worked together in Colorado from 2003-09. The 33-year-old Barmes is a .252 lifetime hitter, with 73 home runs and 324 RBI. He spent the first eight seasons of his career with Colorado before moving to Houston last season. Barmes hit .244 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI in 123 games last season for Houston. He'll immediately step in as Pittsburgh's starting shortstop. The Pirates let go veteran Ronny Cedeno after the season and Chase d'Arnaud hit just .217 in 48 games. To make room for Barmes on the roster, the Pirates designated catcher Brian Jeroloman for assignment.
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