Darwin Barney 2B LAD 7 Days

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.

Darwin Barney 2B LAD 17 Days

Barney was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday.

Hanley Ramirez's placement on the DL with an oblique strain created a need in the middle infield for the Dodgers, one which Barney will fill for the time being. Miguel Rojas is starting at short Sunday and will likely see most of the work there, meaning Barney will be deployed mostly as a utility option, and he could be sent down if the team ultimately decides Alex Guerrero is more deserving. Barney has gone 9-for-35 (.257 average) with one double in nine games since joining Albuquerque.

Darwin Barney 2B LAD 28 Days

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.

Darwin Barney 2B LAD 1 Month

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

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.

Darwin Barney 2B LAD 1 Month

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

Darwin Barney 2B LAD 1 Month

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.

Darwin Barney 2B LAD 2 Months

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.

Darwin Barney 2B LAD 2 Months

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.

Darwin Barney 2B LAD 2 Months

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.

Darwin Barney 2B LAD 3 Months

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.