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Brian Barden | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/2/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers reassigned INF Brian Barden, OF Jeremy Moore and INF/OF Omar Luna to minor league camp.
No surprises here. Barden batted a robust .478/.538/.565 this spring, but he was never a real Opening Day roster candidate. Tue, Mar 12, 2013 07:00:00 PM

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Dodgers signed INF Brian Barden to a minor league contract.

Barden hasn't appeared in the major leagues since 2010, when he batted just .179/.281/.179 in 32 plate appearances with the Marlins. He will probably spend the entire 2013 campaign at Triple-A Albuquerque.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 02:12:00 PM

Brian Barden has signed a contract with the Hiroshima Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Barden, 30, opted out of his minor league pact with the Rangers on July 1 after batting .357/.403/.556 in 232 plate appearances at Triple-A Round Rock but failing to earn a promotion to the big leagues. He should do well overseas.
Source: NPB Tracker
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 10:57:00 AM

Rangers minor-league INF Brian Barden has elected to become a free agent.

The owner of a .357/.403/.556 triple-slash through his first 232 plate appearances for Triple-A Round Rock this season, Barden elected to use an out in his contract when it became apparent he was not an important part of the Rangers plans going forward. Now 30 years old, he is a career .211 hitter in 175 major league at-bats.
Fri, Jul 1, 2011 07:15:00 PM

Rangers signed infielder Brian Barden to a minor league contract.

Barden spent half of last season on the Marlins' roster, but he received just 28 at-bats as the team's 25th man. He plays a solid shortstop and a very good third base, but with his bat, he's probably never going to be more than the last guy on a bench.
Sat, Dec 18, 2010 05:36:00 PM

Marlins designated INF Brian Barden for assignment.

Barden simply didn't get the job done in his limited chances for the Fish, hitting a measly .179 over 28 at-bats.
Sat, Jul 3, 2010 11:41:00 AM

Marlins signed INF Brian Barden to a minor league contract.

Barden has a .218/.266/.327 batting line in 161 career major league plate appearances. He spent most of the 2009 season at Triple-A Memphis, finishing with a .267/.317/.390 line, four homers and 28 RBI in 206 plate appearances. The 28-year-old will serve as organizational depth.
Mon, Dec 14, 2009 08:29:00 PM

Cardinals optioned third baseman Brian Barden to Triple-A Memphis.

The newly acquired Matt Holliday needed a 25-man roster spot. Barden didn't have much playing time available to him in the St. Louis infield anyway.
Fri, Jul 24, 2009 06:57:00 PM

Cardinals recalled third baseman Brian Barden from Triple-A Memphis.

Barden will jump right into the big mixing bowl of infielders in St. Louis. He'll be a prime pinch-hitting candidate late in games, but may not gain enough at-bats to warrant consideration in NL-only leagues.
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 03:56:00 PM

Cardinals optioned third baseman Brian Barden to Triple-A Memphis.

Barden was sent down in order to make room for P.J. Walters on the roster. Barden made only one appearance since being recalled on July 7 -- going 0-for-2 with a strikeout against the Brewers on Thursday.
Sat, Jul 11, 2009 02:03:00 PM

Cardinals recalled third baseman Brian Barden from Triple-A Memphis.

Barden earned a ton of playing time at third base during the first few months of the '09 season, but his performance at the plate steadily declined until he was optioned back to Memphis on June 12. He returns to a .238/.291/.386 batting line, but could struggle to find playing time now that the Cardinals have Mark DeRosa and are still hanging onto Joe Thurston.
Tue, Jul 7, 2009 09:09:00 AM

Cardinals optioned 3B Brian Barden to Triple-A.

Just some roster-shifting here; the Cardinals decided they wanted to go with 13 pitchers, all of whom, it is assumed, will hit eighth.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 04:01:00 PM

Brian Barden is hitting leadoff for the Cardinals against Braves lefty Jo-Jo Reyes on Tuesday.

There's no reason to think that this will be a regular gig, but owners in NL-only leagues should enjoy the opportunity for increased production Tuesday night.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 04:46:00 PM

Brian Barden went 3-for-4 and hit his second homer Thursday against the Cubs.

Barden seemed to be an afterthought as late as mid-March, but he kept his strong spring going all of the way through and earned a spot on the Cardinals. It's a good thing he did, too. He's the Cardinals' best defensive option at third base, and he's 7-for-17 with two homers already. He should start playing against more than just left-handers.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 05:43:00 PM

Brian Barden homered to break a 1-1 tie in the eighth as the Cards topped the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Barden started on Opening Day, but hadn't been in lineup since. He was used as the second baseman and leadoff man tonight, with Skip Schumaker sitting against the left-hander. It's possible that he'll start seeing time at third base if David Freese continues to struggle.
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 01:01:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
SS1Darwin Barney
2Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Scott Schebler
CF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
3Roger Bernadina
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Zach Lee
8Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Joel Peralta
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow