Darwin Barney 2B CHC 4 Days

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.

Darwin Barney 2B CHC 29 Days

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers have been scouting the Cubs in recent days.

Sullivan notes that the Cubs could have extra infielders, and the Rangers would be more interested in Darwin Barney than Donnie Murphy. Luis Valbuena could also potentially be looked at as Texas pursues potential replacements for Jurickson Profar (shoulder). Sullivan also lists Ronny Cedeno, Kevin Frandsen and Cesar Izturis as possible veteran options.

Darwin Barney 2B CHC 1 Month

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.

Darwin Barney 2B CHC 2 Months

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.

Darwin Barney 2B CHC 2 Months

Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Thursday that Darwin Barney remains the team's starter at second base.

Emilio Bonifacio will see plenty of playing time at second but will function as a super utility player. Barney is getting the nod because of his slick glove, but he's going to have to improve upon last year's ugly .208/.266/.303 batting line if he wants to keep his job.

Darwin Barney 2B CHC 3 Months

Cubs and 2B Darwin Barney avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million contract.

Barney asked for $2.8 million and was offered $1.8 million from the Cubs when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. It took a couple of weeks for the two sides to find a middle ground. Barney, 28, batted just .208/.266/.303 in 141 games last season for Chicago and will likely be a non-tender candidate next winter.

Darwin Barney 2B CHC 3 Months

Darwin Barney requested $2.8 million and was offered $1.8 million from the Cubs when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 28-year-old is a highly skilled defender, but slashed an atrocious .208/.266/.303 in 2013 which made him an non-tender candidate. He's likely to earn north of $2 million in the arbitration process.

Darwin Barney 2B CHC 4 Months

Bruce Levine of 670 The Score believes that the Yankees interest in Darwin Barney could increase now that the Royals have signed Omar Infante.

Levine notes that the two sides talked earlier about Barney. The 28-year-old is coming off a brutal season offensively where he slashed .208/.266/.303 with seven homers and 41 RBI in 141 games. He is an incredibly skilled defender though, and could be an inexpensive option to fill the Bombers hole at second base.

Darwin Barney 2B CHC 5 Months

According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, the Cubs are likely to tender a contract to second baseman Darwin Barney before Monday's deadline.

The 28-year-old is an extremely skilled defender, but is coming off a brutal season offensively where he slashed a meager .208/.266/.303 with seven homers, 41 RBI and four stolen bases. Still, the Cubs don't have a better option in house, and though due a raise, Barney will likely earn around $2 million in 2014, he remains an inexpensive option.

Darwin Barney 2B CHC 6 Months

Darwin Barney, Brandon Phillips and Mark Ellis have been named finalists for the National League Gold Glove at second base.

Barney ended Phillips' two-year streak of Gold Glove wins last season and is probably the favorite to take home the award again. Ellis will be looking for his first win. The winner will be announced next week.