Darwin Barney 2B TOR 1 month ago

Barney has elected free agency, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports.

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Darwin Barney 2B TOR 1 month ago

Barney was designated for assignment Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Darwin Barney 2B TOR 5 months ago

Barney has accepted his outright assignment and has reported to Triple-A Oklahoma City, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

No longer part of the 40-man roster, Barney will provide organizational depth up the middle.

Darwin Barney 2B TOR 5 months ago

Barney was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Friday, Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports.

With Ronald Torreyes coming aboard via trade from Toronto, Barney got the bump, which is hardly surprising considering his .214/.273/.259 batting line in 121 plate appearances with Triple-A Oklahoma City this season. Barney's glove has carried him throughout his career, but it may not be enough to land him on another club's 40-man roster.

Darwin Barney 2B TOR 6 months ago

Barney is batting just .217/.273/.272 for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The all-glove, no-bat Barney is in jeopardy of losing his spot on the 40-man roster given his lack of hitting and the abundance of talent the Dodgers have in the infield.

Darwin Barney 2B TOR 7 months ago

Barney was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

The Dodgers had to clear room on the roster for a fifth starter (David Huff), and Barney was the casualty. Barney won a Gold Glove in 2012 but has hit just .245/.293/.336 in parts of six seasons at the major league level.

Darwin Barney 2B TOR 7 months ago

Barney was replaced in Sunday's game after going 0-for-3 from the plate.

Barney has only had four at-bats so far this season, and Sunday was his first start, but he was pinch-hit for by Justin Turner. He hardly made the Opening Day roster in the first place, so Barney shouldn't be owned in most leagues.

Darwin Barney 2B TOR 8 months ago

Barney beat out Kike Hernandez for the Dodgers' final utility spot, with Hernandez getting sent down on Saturday night.

That it came this far into spring training illustrates how close Barney is to losing his job, despite having a major league deal.

Darwin Barney 2B TOR 12 months ago

The Dodgers signed Barney to a one-year deal worth $2.53 million, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The two sides were able to avoid arbitration with the deal. He should continue to provide infield depth, primarily working as a defensive replacement late in games. In 262 plate appearances splitting time with the Cubs and Dodgers last season, Barney slashed .241/.300/.342 with three home runs and one steal -- numbers that are almost exactly in line with his career norms.

Darwin Barney 2B TOR 1 year ago

Barney will start at second bat and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Padres.

Barney will get his first opportunity atop the order this season with Dee Gordon getting a night off, and it figures to just be a one-off appearance. The 28-year-old Barney has gone 3-for-9 with the Dodgers but is sporting a .274 OBP for the season.