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Darwin Barney | Second Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 186
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Darwin Barney clubbed a two-run homer against the Reds on Saturday.

Some rare power from Barney, as it was just his 17th career home run in 483 games. 14 of them have come at Wrigley Field. The 28-year-old wasn't much of a fantasy option even as a regular, so he's essentially irrelevant as a part-timer.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 05:49:00 PM

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers have been scouting the Cubs' infielders in recent days.

Sullivan notes that the Rangers appear most interested in Darwin Barney, something that Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times has also reported. Donnie Murphy and Luis Valbuena could also potentially be looked at as Texas pursues potential replacements for Jurickson Profar (shoulder). Additionally, Sullivan lists Ronny Cedeno, Kevin Frandsen and Cesar Izturis as possible veteran options.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 11:50:00 PM

Darwin Barney went 0-for-3 as the Cubs fell to the Athletics 6-2 on Monday.

Barney, who has spent a vast majority of his playing time at second base, was playing at shortstop on the same day prospect Javier Baez was starting at second base in the Cubs' other split-squad game. Baez, attempting to learn second base, is a legitimate threat to Barney's playing time.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Darwin Barney will start at shortstop in Thursday's Cactus League game.

Starlin Castro is currently nursing a right hamstring strain, so the Cubs are looking at Barney as an insurance policy. It's also a way to showcase his versatility for a possible trade down the road.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 02:04:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
3Kyle Jensen
4Matt Carson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Juan Nicasio
7Erik Bedard
8Chris Anderson
9Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Dustin McGowan
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Sergio Santos
11Chris Withrow
12Mike Adams
13Chad Gaudin
14David Huff