Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B TOR
1 week ago

Barney will man the short side of a platoon at second base while Devon Travis (knee) is out, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Neither Barney or Ryan Goins have shown much at the plate as of late, but it seems like manager John Gibbons is going to simply play the matchups for the time being. This would give Barney the short end of the stick, although he could pick up more starts if he breaks out with the bat in the coming days.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B TOR
2 weeks ago

Barney will start at second base and bat seventh Sunday against the Mariners, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Devon Travis (knee) on the disabled list, the Blue Jays will count on excellent defense and whatever offense they can get out of Barney and Ryan Goins, who have both seen time on the keystone in the last handful of games. With Barney receiving his second straight Sunday, he may have inched ahead in the competition, but both players will struggle to find relevance outside of AL-only leagues regardless of who wins out in the job battle.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B TOR
3 weeks ago

Barney (hamstring) is starting at second base and batting seventh Thursday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Barney dealt with a bout of hamstring tightness for the past week, but it didn't make much of a difference for the Blue Jays with Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki back in action after extended DL stints. Barney will move into the lineup to give Devon Travis a night off, but look for the former to move back into a reserve role after Thursday's contest.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B TOR
1 month ago

Barney did not start Tuesday's game due to hamstring tightness, Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Barney has been a mainstay on the team's injury-plagued infield for most of the season, and Tuesday's news was a surprising side note in the post-game report. The issue must not be too serious, though, considering Barney entered the game in the eighth inning and played third base. Owners should keep an eye on the situation, but for now it appears the 31-year-old is safe to deploy.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B TOR
1 month ago

Barney is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Barney has been a mainstay at the hot corner since Josh Donaldson (calf) landed on the disabled list, but he'll head to the bench after collecting just two hits over his past seven games. Jose Bautista will move to the infield to fill in for him, while Chris Coghlan enters the lineup to fill the void in the outfield.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B TOR
1 month ago

Barney is not in the lineup Monday against the Braves, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Barney saw an uptick in playing time after Josh Donaldson (calf) got injured, and he found some success in that new role, as he currently holds a career-high .288 batting average on the season. However, the 31-year-old will head to the bench for a night off after two straight 0-for-4 showings. Chris Coghlan will man the hot corner in his place.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B TOR
1 month ago

Barney will bat second in the order and man third base Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Ezequiel Carrera has served as the Blue Jays' No. 2 hitter in recent games, but his absence from the lineup Sunday will allow Barney to claim those duties. Despite Barney's move up in the lineup, it's hard to get excited about his DFS prospects since he's managed just one homer and one stolen base across 80 plate appearances this season.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B TOR
1 month ago

Barney will start at third base and bat eighth in the order Wednesday against the Indians, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

After Chris Coghlan was added to the major-league roster April 14 following Josh Donaldson's (calf) placement on the disabled list, it looked as though Barney could be at risk of falling into the short end of a platoon at third base. That hasn't materialized, as Barney will draw a start at the position for the fourth straight game, despite the fact the Blue Jays have faced right-handed pitchers in all of those contests. Barney is batting a credible .297 over 67 plate appearances this season, but his dearth of power and speed and presence low in the order in what's been an anemic lineup renders him little more than a one-category play.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B TOR
2 months ago

Barney went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run in Wednesday's 3-0 victory against Boston.

EDGE Analysis

Barney's second-inning effort -- one in which he hit a two-run single before coming around to score -- accounted for all the game's offense. Wednesday's influential performance doubled the third baseman's RBI total (four) on the season, and raised his average to .389 through nine games. Barney's hit safely in five of his six starts this season and managed five base knocks over his last 12 at-bats. If the 31-year-old can keep it rolling, he may solidify himself as the routine replacement for Josh Donaldson (calf) while the latter is sidelined over the next few weeks.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B TOR
2 months ago

Barney is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Barney initially looked primed to take over as the Blue Jays' primary third baseman when Josh Donaldson (calf) was placed on the 10-day disabled list, but it appears he'll instead have to settle for the shorter end of a platoon with the lefty-hitting Chris Coghlan, who was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. Coghlan will man third base for the second game in a row, relegating Barney to a bench role.