Bucs sign Volquez, Barmes to 1-year deals

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 12/13/2013 7:19 pm

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday the signings of pitcher Edinson Volquez and infielder Clint Barmes to one-year deals.

Volquez, 30, spent last season with the Dodgers and Padres, going 9-12 with a 5.71 earned run average in 33 games, all but one as a starter. The nine-year pro and right-hander owns a 53-52 lifetime record and 4.75 ERA in 159 career appearances for the Rangers, Reds, San Diego and Los Angeles since 2005.

Barmes helped the Bucs earn their first playoff berth since 1992 by hitting .211 with five home runs, 15 doubles and 23 RBI over 108 games last season, his second in Pittsburgh.

The 34-year-old is heading into his 12th MLB season, carrying a .246 average, 86 homers, 189 doubles and 392 RBI over 1,040 games with Colorado, Houston and Pittsburgh.

To make room on the club's 40-man roster, the Pirates designated pitcher Ryan Reid and outfielder Jerry Sands for assignment.

Share
Gulfport
53° Clear Feels Like: 53° F
High: 78° F
Low: 51° F
Wind: Calm


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact: WXXV TV Attn: Bobby Edwards 14351 Highway 49 Gulfport, MS 39503 Phone: 228-831-5200 Email: bedwards@wxxv25.com or Donna Ingram Phone: 228-831-5201 Email: dkgingram@wxxv25.com. To view our public file, visit the 'About WXXV' link at the top of this page. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 1-888-225-5322 or fccinfo@fcc.gov.

Copyright © 2014 WXXV-TV and Morris Networks of MS All Rights Reserved