With the New York Yankees‘ signing of former Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, it appears as if Chicago second baseman and former Gold Glove award winner Darwin Barney will stay put on the North Side heading into next season.

Barney, 28, maintained his Gold Glove-caliber defense in 2013, but took a major step backwards at the plate, slashing .208/.266/.303 – a noted subtraction from his numbers in 2012, when he hit .254/.299/.354 in 156 games for the Cubs.

Recent rumors had connected New York with Chicago in what many saw as a potential deal to send Barney to the Yankees to fill their second base vacancy left in the wake of the departure of superstar Robinson Cano, who signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners last week.