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Darwin Barney | Third 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
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

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.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 10:41:00 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.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 04:42:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Chris Coghlan
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dwight Smith Jr.
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Joe Biagini
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4J.P. Howell
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7Danny Barnes
8Jeff Beliveau
9Bo Schultz
10Glenn Sparkman
11Leonel Campos