Darwin Barney returns to the Chicago Cubs tonight for the opener of the interleague series against Texas.

Barney has been out since incurring a laceration on his left knee during the final exhibition game at Houston.

The Cubs are expected to make some roster moves before the game. Last weekend they signed relievers Kevin Gregg and Kameron Loe, who is expected to be in the bullpen tonight.

There’s not much infield help out there, though San Diego designated veteran infielder Cody Ransom for assignment on Saturday, and he could serve as a short term fix.