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APR 14, 6:04a ET | David Golebiewski
Rotowire: Apr 21 / 3:21p ET
News: Barmes is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in the lineup Tuesday against Colorado.
Impact: Barmes is getting his second straight start against his former club and third straight overall. He went 2-for-5 with a run and a strikeout in Monday's game.
Rotowire: Apr 6 / 11:59a ET
News: Barmes is starting at shortstop Monday and will bat eighth against the Dodgers.
Impact: Barmes gets the nod over Alexi Amarista, but it could be a temporary lineup change as Amarista is expected to be the everyday shortstop. That said, Barmes has had some success against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw, going 7-for-27 against the three-time Cy Young winner.
Rotowire: Mar 30 / 10:44p ET
News: Barmes went 1-for-2 Monday against Cincinnati, blasting his first home run of the spring.
Impact: Barmes is batting .242 with eight strikeouts and three walks in 33 at-bats this spring. He was brought in on a one-year deal in the offseason to compete with Alexi Amarista for the starting shortstop role. As spring training has gone on, Amarista has emerged as the likely Opening Day starter while Barmes is projected to fill in as a utility infielder off the Padres' bench.