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Darwin Barney | Second Baseman | #18

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details
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Darwin Barney went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored versus the Yankees on Wednesday.
Going from Troy Tulowitzki to Barney at shortstop has been an upgrade for the Jays so far. Barney is hitting .344 in his 90 at-bats this season. Jun 1 - 10:33 PM

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Darwin Barney had a nice day at the plate in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Barney didn't seem fazed by having to face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Saturday and made the most of his three at-bats. He has been outstanding in his limited action this year, slashing .357/.400/.452 with five RBI.
May 7 - 4:05 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that Darwin Barney will begin platooning with Ryan Goins at second base.

Goins is batting just .160/.200/.235 in 85 plate appearances this season and is probably going to sit against left-handed pitchers moving forward. Barney isn't much of a hitter either, but he is excellent defensively. Devon Travis (shoulder) is still a couple weeks away.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
May 3 - 7:05 PM

With Russell Martin still out with neck stiffness, Darwin Barney will serve as the Blue Jays' emergency catcher.

The Blue Jays will have to make a roster move if the injury lingers, but for now, they're sticking with Josh Thole at catcher. Barney has never played catcher in a major league game. Josh Donaldson has made 10 big league appearances at catcher but manager John Gibbons said he wouldn't risk putting his best player behind the plate.
Source: Sportnet
Apr 26 - 9:52 AM

Darwin Barney got a rare start and belted a solo homer against the Athletics on Friday, ultimately going 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI.

Barney actually opened the scoring for the Blue Jays in the third inning and was their most consistent offensive producer all night. Even though he won't have too many big nights at the dish, the 30-year-old will surprise folks with a homer from time to time. He's now hitting .294/.400/.471 in very limited playing time.
Apr 22 - 10:41 PM

Darwin Barney drove in all five Blue Jays runs Tuesday in a 5-3 defeat of the Phillies.

It would have been six if Richard Urena didn't get thrown out at home. Barney doubled twice and singled in his three at-bats before being lifted. He figures to be the Blue Jays' primary utilityman until Devon Travis returns. At that point, Travis could take over at second base, pushing Ryan Goins back to utility duties.
Mar 1 - 4:42 PM

Blue Jays re-signed INF Darwin Barney to a one-year, $1.05 million contract.

The career .246/.294/.339 hitter was up briefly with the Blue Jays last season after coming over in a trade with the Dodgers. Barney will compete for a utility infielder job in spring training.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 10:32:00 AM

According to Sportsnet's Shi Davidi, Darwin Barney and the Blue Jays have agreed to a one-year major league contract pending a physical.

Barney came over to the Blue Jays from the Dodgers in the middle of September. Between the two clubs, he saw just 15 games of action at the major league level. He was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on October 23 and subsequently elected free agency. It looked like he would probably have to settle for a minor league deal with a spring training invite, but the Blue Jays have opted to bring him back on a reported major league contract of one year. The 30-year-old infielder's a career .246/.294/.339 hitter.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Darwin Barney has elected free agency.

The 29-year-old infielder appeared in only 15 games at the big league level between the Dodgers and Blue Jays in 2015, slashing .259/.286/.519 with a pair of homers and four RBI in just 27 at-bats. He may have to settle for a minor league deal with spring training invite this winter.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Blue Jays sent INF Darwin Barney outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

He had been designated for assignment but has cleared waivers. Barney has the option of declaring free agency if he wants.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 08:55:00 AM

Blue Jays designated INF Darwin Barney for assignment.

Barney's being designated for assignment because the club picked up reliever Pat Venditte off waivers. The Jays acquired Barney from the Dodgers in mid-September in exchange for catcher Jack Murphy. In 27 at-bats between the two teams, the 29-year-old infielder hit .259/.286/.519 with two homers, a double and four RBI.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 03:54:00 PM

Darwin Barney will start at second base Tuesday against the Orioles.

The Blue Jays want a better defender at second base with Marcus Stroman's ground ball tendencies, so Barney gets the nod over Cliff Pennington. Barney is batting ninth against right-hander Miguel Gonzalez.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 03:47:00 PM

Blue Jays acquired INF Darwin Barney from the Dodgers in exchange for C Jack Murphy.

Barney isn't eligible for the postseason roster, but he'll give the club some depth down the stretch with Troy Tulowitzki's (shoulder) status up in the air. He's been at Triple-A almost all season, hitting .277/.325/.354 with four homers.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Dodgers sent INF Darwin Barney outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Barney, who is making $2.525 million this season, unsurprisingly cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 29-year-old appeared in two games with the Dodgers in April and is batting just .214/.273/.259 over 32 games in Triple-A this year.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 05:08:00 PM

Dodgers designated INF Darwin Barney for assignment.

Barney has seen just four plate appearances this season. Even at his best, his bat is almost completely devoid of power and he hit just .241/.300/.342 over 262 at-bats last season. He'll try to latch on as a utility player elsewhere.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Sanchez
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Franklin Morales
7Jesse Chavez
8Gavin Floyd