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Darwin Barney | Second Baseman | #18

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (0) / CHC
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Darwin Barney paced the Jays offense on Tuesday, homering and driving in three runs in a 5-2 win over the Royals.
Barney had a two-run homer in the sixth and an RBI single in the seventh. That's more RBI tonight than he had in 58 at-bats in May, 33 at-bats in June or 74 at-bats in August. He's batting .364 in 44 at-bats this month. Sep 19 - 10:04 PM

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Darwin Barney went 4-for-4 with a double on Sunday in a win over Detroit.

Barney is much more well-known for his defense, but every once in a while he's capable of a game like this since he puts the ball in play. Those four hits raised his average to .233, so it gives you an idea of how few and far between these games are.
Sep 10 - 4:28 PM

Darwin Barney went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

As with most Barney homers, his eighth-inning dinger was a wall-scraper to left field, but they all look the same in the box score. It was a sorely-needed offensive performance for the 31-year-old, who had just two hits in his previous 22 at-bats coming into the game. In 107 games this year, Barney is hitting just .218/.259/.298.
Sep 2 - 10:55 PM

Darwin Barney 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI as the Blue Jays fell to the Yankees on Monday.

He got the Blue Jays on the board with an RBI single in the seventh inning, then tacked on another run-scoring knock off of Aroldis Chapman in the ninth. Barney is now hitting .240/.278/.307 with a pair of homers and 11 RBI.
Jul 3 - 10:27 PM

Darwin Barney slugged his first home run of the season Sunday in the Blue Jays' defeat of the Rays.

It was a go-ahead solo shot in the top of the eighth inning off Rays right-hander Alex Cobb. Barney now has 26 career home runs in 710 career major league games.
May 7 - 4:13 PM

Darwin Barney delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning on Saturday as the Blue Jays topped the Orioles in Toronto.

The game had been scoreless until that point, where Barney's two-run single plated Jose Bautista and briefly put Jays' starter Marco Estrada in line for a victory. It was Barney's only at-bat in the contest, as he pinch hit for Chris Coghlan.
Apr 15 - 3:57 PM

Darwin Barney had a pair of singles and a walk in Thursday's win over the Rays.

Barney got the start at the keystone for Devon Travis and made the most of it, also laying down a sacrifice bunt and scoring a run in the win. He's carved out a reserve role with the Jays after hitting .269/.322/.373 in 279 at-bats in 2016.
Apr 6 - 10:59 PM

Blue Jays and INF Darwin Barney avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.8875 million contract.

It's a generous raise from his $1.05 million salary from 2016. The 31-year-old batted .269/.332/.373 with four home runs and 19 RBI over 104 games last season while serving in a utility role. He even pitched an inning of relief. He should be an active bench player again in 2017.
Jan 12 - 5:10 PM

Blue Jays activated INF Darwin Barney from the family medical emergency list.

He's back in uniform and active for Saturday's game against the Rays. The 30-year-old is hitting .271/.323/.382 with four homers and 19 RBI in 286 plate appearances for the Jays this season.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 02:44:00 PM

Blue Jays placed INF Darwin Barney on the family medical emergency list.

Barney should join back up with the club for Friday night's series opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Ryan Goins will replace him on the active roster.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 03:27:00 PM

Darwin Barney will be excused from the Blue Jays on Wednesday for personal reasons.

Barney shouldn't be gone more than a day or two. Ryan Goins will be called up from Triple-A Buffalo to give the Blue Jays infield depth.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:00:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 10:33:00 PM

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.
Sat, May 7, 2016 04:05:00 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
Tue, May 3, 2016 07:05:00 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
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 09:52:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
4Rafael Lopez
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Ramon Santiago
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Teoscar Hernandez
3Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Cesar Valdez
6Brett Anderson
7Joe Biagini
8Tom Koehler
9Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3Aaron Loup
4Dominic Leone
5Danny Barnes
6Matt Dermody
7Bo Schultz
8Tim Mayza
9Carlos Ramirez
10Luis Santos
11Leonel Campos
12Taylor Cole