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

Barney went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Barney opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the sixth inning and added an RBI single in the next frame. The long ball was only Barney's fifth in 119 games, and he's unlikely to move out of the bottom third of Toronto's order any time soon judging by his .237/.272/.330 line.

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

Barney is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

For the second consecutive day, Barney is being withheld from the lineup and giving way to Ryan Goins at second base. Although he's hitting just .237/.273/.322 for the season, Barney has shown a bit more life at the plate recently as he's pieced together a .389 batting average over 36 at-bats since the start of September.

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

Barney is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Barney has an impressive eight hits over his last three games, but he'll head to the bench for a breather after starting seven consecutive contests. Ryan Goins will slide over to second base in his stead, opening up a spot for Richard Urena to start at shortstop. If Urena continues to impress, he could cut into the workload of Barney and Goins down the stretch.

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

Barney is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

After starting the last seven games in the infield, Barney seems to have seized control of a regular role, but he'll be given the day off Sunday as manager John Gibbons goes with Richard Urena at second base in what will mark the 21-year-old's first career MLB start. If Urena impresses Sunday, he could cut into Barney's workload more regularly in the final month of the season.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B FA
4 months ago

Barney will start at second base and bat ninth Sunday against the Twins, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

After Blue Jays manager John Gibbons recently elected to use Josh Donaldson at shortstop and Jose Bautista at third base more regularly, it appeared Barney would be squeezed out of an everyday role in the middle infield. However, with Donaldson starting at the hot corner for the fourth time in five games Sunday, Barney seems to have regained a foothold in the Jays' lineup. Even so, with a .223/.267/.295 line for the season and a lack of impact in the counting-stats categories, it will be difficult for Barney to return value outside of AL-only formats even if he retains regular at-bats the rest of the way.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B FA
4 months ago

Barney is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Laura Armstrong of the Toronto Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the second straight game, Barney will hit the bench while Josh Donaldson mans shortstop, which could be a common occurrence over the final month-plus of the season while manager John Gibbons looks to find room for both Donaldson and Jose Bautista in the infield. If that's the case, it will likely come at the expense of Barney, a versatile defender who profiles better as a utility man than an everyday option. The 31-year-old is batting a meager .220/.266/.295 over 258 plate appearances on the season.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B FA
4 months ago

Barney is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

After dropping the first two games in Chicago, the Blue Jays are switching things up for the series finale. Jose Bautista is starting at third base for the game, pushing Josh Donaldson to shortstop and Ryan Goins to second base while leaving Barney as the odd man out.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B FA
4 months ago

Barney is out of the lineup Monday against the Rays, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Blue Jays five games under .500 entering play Monday and essentially out of the mix for a playoff spot, there isn't much incentive to hand regular playing time to Barney, a 31-year-old, glove-first player who offers little upside at this stage of his career. Barney will cede the keystone to Rob Refsnyder in the series opener, which could become a more regular occurrence over the final month and a half of the season as the Blue Jays look to determine whether Refsnyder profiles as an everyday option.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B FA
4 months ago

Barney is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Barney is hitless over his last 10 at-bats, so he'll head to the bench for a breather after starting four straight games at second base. Rob Refsnyder will take over for him at the keystone for the contest, though Barney should continue to see plenty of reps with Troy Tulowitzki (groin) on the shelf for the rest of the season.

Darwin Barney
2B/SS/3B FA
5 months ago

Barney will start at second base and bat ninth Sunday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Barney logged three consecutive starts earlier this week with the Red Sox bringing left-handers to the hill, but thanks to Troy Tulowitzki's groin injury, Barney will remain in the lineup against a right-hander for the third time in four contests. Since he's recorded only one hit over the last seven games and owns a pedestrian .215/.272/.271 line for the season, Barney's increased playing time won't mean much for fantasy purposes.