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Darwin Barney | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jun 18 - 5:08 PM

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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.
Jun 12 - 4:37 PM

Dodgers optioned INF Darwin Barney to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Barney was off to an 0-for-4 start. He plays very good defense all over the infield, but the Dodgers needed to open a roster spot for Tuesday's starter, David Huff. Barney should be back up at some point.
Apr 14 - 5:48 PM

Darwin Barney went 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, and a run scored in Wednesday's Cactus League match-up with the Royals.

Barney's forte hasn't been his bat, but he's swung a hot bat this spring. As the Dodgers break camp, he's batting .341 (15-for-44) with eight extra-base hits. He's made a strong case for inclusion on the 25-man roster as a reserve.
Apr 1 - 6:03 PM

Darwin Barney went 3-for-3 with an RBI double in Monday's Cactus League match-up with the Athletics.

Barney was hitting only .150 entering the afternoon and exited at .300 -- the luxury of small sample sizes. The infielder was productive for the Dodgers after coming over from the Cubs last season, posting an .891 OPS in 45 plate appearances, but he'll be relied on for his glove off the bench, not his bat. He has a career .630 OPS.
Mar 16 - 7:10 PM

Dodgers and INF Darwin Barney avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.525 million contract.

Barney was acquired from the Cubs at the trade deadline. He's a useful bench piece defensively, though he hit just .241/.300/.342 in 237 ABs between the Chicago and Los Angeles in 2014.
Source: Fox Sports
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Dodgers recalled INF Darwin Barney from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Barney has been primarily a second baseman during his career, but he's been playing shortstop at Albuquerque and could see time there with Hanley Ramirez (oblique). While a nice defensive option, he won't give the Dodgers much at the plate.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Dodgers optioned 2B Darwin Barney to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Barney was acquired from the Cubs earlier this week for pitcher Jonathan Martinez, but the 28-year-old infielder is going to get some time in the minors before joining Los Angeles' active roster. Barney is an elite defender at second base, but he owns a .244/.290/.335 career slash line at the major league level.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Dodgers acquired 2B Darwin Barney from the Cubs for a player to be named later and cash considerations.

The Cubs designated Barney for assignment last week, handing second base duties to Arismendy Alcantara and Emilio Bonifacio. Barney had a rough .244/.290/.335 batting line in parts of five seasons with Chicago, but he's an elite defender at second base. The Dodgers plan to use him all around their infield.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 02:58:00 PM

According to Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, infielder Darwin Barney is headed to the Dodgers.

Barney was designated for assignment by the Cubs last week after batting just .244/.290/.335 in parts of five seasons with Chicago. He is a very good defensive second baseman -- with a Gold Glove Award to prove it -- but the 28-year-old simply can't hit.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Cubs designated 2B Darwin Barney for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Emilio Bonifacio's return from the disabled list. It was increasingly obvious that Barney's days in Chicago were numbered, especially with the recent emergence of Arismendy Alcantara. The 28-year-old was originally drafted by the Cubs in 2007 and has compiled a .244/.290/.335 batting line over 542 games with the club.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Cubs activated 2B Darwin Barney from the paternity leave list.

Barney was away for a couple days while his wife delivered the couple's third child. With the Cubs deciding to keep Arismendy Alcantara around, Barney's playing time could be limited.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Cubs placed 2B Darwin Barney on the paternity leave list.

Barney's wife is due to give birth to the couple's third child. He should return over the weekend.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 11:49:00 PM

Darwin Barney went 4-for-5 and scored twice against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Included among the four hits were his first triple and his ninth double. Barney entered the night with a .196 average and hadn't had so much as a two-hit game since June 12. The Cubs would love to see him go on a little tear and increase his trade value prior to the deadline.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 12:26:00 AM

Darwin Barney hit a rare home run -- a two-run shot -- in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

Barney's blast into the basket in left field at Wrigley Field in the second inning got the Cubs on the board. Junior Lake followed with a solo shot the next frame, but that's all the scoring the Cubbies could muster. Barney has a pair of longballs this season and is hitting just .183/.266/.268.
Fri, May 16, 2014 05:43:00 PM

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