Astros get Barmes from Rockies for Paulino

ORLANDO, FL The 31-year-old Barmes hit .235 with 21 doubles, eight homers and 50 RBIs in 387 at-bats this year, down from a .245 average, 23 homers and 76 RBIs in 2009, when he was Colorado's starting second baseman.

Barmes has played in the majors in parts of eight seasons and was the starting shortstop for a month this year while Troy Tulowitzki was injured.

The 27-year-old Paulino was 1-9 with a 5.11 ERA in 14 starts and five relief appearances this year, which would have been the highest ERA among NL pitchers had he thrown enough innings to qualify. He is 6-21 with a 5.83 ERA in parts of three seasons.

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