Padres agree to terms with veteran shortstop Clint Barmes

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As first reported by FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Padres have signed veteran shortstop Clint Barmes to a one-year contract. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman adds that the deal comes with an option for 2016.

Barmes hit just .224/.271/.314 over the past three seasons for Pittsburgh, but he’s still a good defender at age 35 and will give the Friars an experienced backup behind the 25-year-old Alexi Amarista.

Everth Cabrera was non-tendered on Tuesday.

Oakland Athletics reverse course, will continue to pay minor leaguers

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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher has reversed course and will continue to pay minor leaguers. Fisher tells Slusser, “I concluded I made a mistake.” He said he is also setting up an assistance fund for furloughed employees.

The A’s decided in late May to stop paying paying minor leaguers as of June 1, which was the earliest date on which any club could do so after an MLB-wide agreement to pay minor leaguers through May 31 expired. In the event, the A’s were the only team to stop paying the $400/week stipends to players before the end of June. Some teams, notable the Royals and Twins, promised to keep the payments up through August 31, which is when the minor league season would’ve ended. The Washington Nationals decided to lop off $100 of the stipends last week but, after a day’s worth of blowback from the media and fans, reversed course themselves.