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.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:33:02 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood is asking for $4.25 million in salary arbitration and the Cubs are countering with $3.5 million. 2B Darwin Barney has submitted $2.8 million and Chicago is countering with $1.8 million.
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:48:06 -0800
The New York Yankees may have increased interest in trading for Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney, as a result of 2B Omar Infante signing with the Kansas City Royals. The Yankees and Cubs had previously discussed a possible deal involving Barney.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:17:58 -0800
The Chicago Cubs re-signed INF Donnie Murphy and C George Kottaras to one-year deals. They also tendered contracts to 2B Darwin Barney, SP Jeff Samardzija, SP Travis Wood, RP Pedro Strop, RP James Russell, INF Luis Valbuena and OF Nate Schierholtz.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:57:23 -0800
The Chicago Cubs are expected to tender a contract to 2B Darwin Barney.
Sat, 11 May 2013 17:22:30 -0700
Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said the team is not considering sending 2B Darwin Barney down to the minor leagues even though he has been struggling this season.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:29:20 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney (knee) has been activated from the disabled list and is back in the lineup Tuesday, April 16.