Free Agent Clint Barmes signed to one-year, $1.3 million contract with $2 million 2016 option or $200,000 buyout
The Padres had an obvious need at shortstop at the time and the team rolled the dice on veteran infielder Clint Barmes. He was viewed as a proven veteran who could help in the locker room with his work ethic and attitude. Barmes responded by playing pretty well for the team. He is hitting .245 with three homers and 16 RBI in 93 games. His addition was not the best addition for the team, but he proved useful for the Padres. He will likely not be brought back so the team will be on the hook for 200k to buy his contract out.