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Pirates, Clint Barmes agree to deal

Updated: November 21, 2011, 7:38 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Clint Barmes wanted to play shortstop, not second base. He wanted a two-year deal and he wanted to play for Clint Hurdle.

The Pittsburgh Pirates were only too happy to meet all three demands.

Barmes and the Pirates agreed to a $10.5 million, two-year contract on Monday that gives the 33-year-old shortstop a chance to reunite with his old manager and gives Pittsburgh a chance to add some needed pop to the bottom of the lineup.

"The deal that the Pirates were ...

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