|2013 Regular Season|
Barmes says he spent the winter focusing on keeping things simple at the plate. He admits he tried to do too much too soon in 2012, when he hit a miserable .170 during April and May. Barmes eventually raised his average to .229 by season's end. It's been a slow start during spring training, where he's hitting just .178. Regardless, he will be in the lineup when the Pirates open the 2013 season on Monday against Chicago.
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