Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:45 -0700
The Oakland Athletics are believed to be searching for a second baseman, but Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney is not believed to be a target despite glowing words from former teammates SPs Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija. The team is looking for an offensive upgrade at the position, not necessarily a strong defensive player.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:54:52 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, July 22. In a corresponding move, 2B Darwin Barney was designated for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Bonifacio's speed gives him value in the majority of mixed leagues. However, after a scorching start to the season, he faded tremendously in May. He is a great addition if you need help in the stolen base column, though.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:24:49 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney will be reinstated from the paternity list Friday, July 11. Ps Blake Parker and Kyle Hendricks have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa, and RP Zach Rosscup will be called up.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:54:24 -0700
The Chicago Cubs will place 2B Darwin Barney (personal) on the paternity list Wednesday, July 9, as he will be away from the team for the birth of his third child.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:12:46 -0700
The Texas Rangers have been scouting Chicago Cubs infielders in recent days, and their interest is highest in 2B Darwin Barney.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:13:25 -0700
The Texas Rangers have been scoring the Chicago Cubs, who have extra infields in 2B Darwin Barney and INF Donnie Murphy. They are reportedly higher on Barney.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:02:04 -0800
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (hamstring) will sit out seven to 10 days after injuring his hamstring Sunday, March 2, according to manager Rick Renteria. Renteria said the team is choosing to be cautious with Castro at this time. "It's not too bad like last year," Castro said. "It (hurts) just a little bit. It's early right now. I'll take a couple days and be back again." 2Bs Darwin Barney and Emilio Bonifacio will see some time at shortstop in Castro's absence, and SS Javier Baez is slated to start Monday, March 3.
Fantasy Tip: Castro's price is already down because of his disappointing 2013 campaign. This news won't endear him to any more folks, even if it won't affect his availability for opening day. Take advantage of the value if you have faith in a rebound year for Castro.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:28:13 -0800
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said 2B Emilio Bonifacio can play second base, third, shortstop and the outfield. 2B Darwin Barney will be the everyday second baseman, but Renteria expects Bonifacio to also see time at the keystone.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:09:24 -0800
Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney has been working a lot with new hitting coach Bill Mueller in hopes of getting back on track after a disappointing .208 average last season. "We feel we have a solid game plan, so we'll keep continuing to move forward with that. I feel good to go. I feel mechanically sound," Barney said Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:56:54 -0800
The Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration with 2B Darwin Barney Thursday, Feb. 6, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million deal. Barney had filed for $2.8 million.