Found November 19, 2011 on Fox Sports:
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The Pirates are close to signing free-agent shortstop Clint Barmes, according to major-league sources. Barmes, 32, is expected to receive a two-year deal in the $10 million range. The Brewers and Giants also had expressed interest in Barmes, who spent last season with the Astros, batting .244/.312/.386. Barmes, who played for Pirates manager Clint Hurdle in Colorado, would become the team's everyday shortstop, replacing free agent Ronny Cedeno. The Pirates earlier this offseason signed free-agent catcher Rod Barajas to a one-year, $4 million deal.
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