Darwin Barney RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tigers reportedly scouting Cubs infielder Darwin Barney, outfielder Nate Schierholtz

    Michigan Live "Two years ago, the Detroit Tigers reportedly made a strong push around the non-waiver trade deadline to acquire middle infielder Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs. A trade never came to fruition, but it appears the Tigers' interest in Barney hasn't dissipated. Barney, along with Cubs..." March 20

  • Tigers scouting Cubs' Nate Schierholtz, Darwin Barney

    CBSSports.com "According to a report by Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago, the Tigers are presently scouting outfielder Nate Schierholtz and infielder Darwin Barney of the Cubs. Levine writes that longtime Detroit exec Scott Reid is following both players this week. The Tigers are in the trade market thanks to..." March 19

  • Darwin Barney sticks with his day job: No more movies

    Chicago Sun-Times "Adam Dunn has nothing on Darwin Barney when it comes to cinematic achievement — except maybe for that invitation to the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Barney had an actual supporting role in a movie, got an actor’s credit for it that Dunn never got and has his own bio page on the popular..." March 02

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Darwin barney settles at $2.3M for '14. #cubs

  • Cubs: Darwin Barney trying to get back to the basics

    CSN Chicago "Darwin Barney is looking for a fresh start. The 28-year-old former Gold Glove winner is most known for his defense at second base, but it was his work at the plate that dominated his attention last season, hitting a career-worst .208 with a .569 OPS. In the previous two-plus seasons in the..." February 05

  • Darwin Barney likely to stay put in Chicago heading into ’14

    Cubbies Crib "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,..." December 17

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Yankees interest in Cubs Darwin Barney may pick up . (Royals sign Omar Infante) teams talked earlier.

  • Cubs tender contracts to Samardzija, Barney

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs retained the rights of nine arbitration eligible players, led by pitcher Jeff Samardzija and second baseman Darwin Barney. How long they remain with the Cubs could be dictated by the trade market and the progress of their top prospects. Samardzija, one of the Cubs’ top trade chips,..." December 03

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    Gordon Wittenmyer @GDubCub

    Barney in no danger of demotion. Hoyer says he'll have "quite a bit" of patience with slumping 2B. "He's earned a lot of playing time."

  • Sveum gives slumping Barney a day off

    ESPN.com "Stuck in an 0-for-20 slump over the past seven games, Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney was given the day off on Wednesday as his average has dipped to .147. "It's just confidence as much as anything," manager Dale Sveum said before Wednesday's game with the St. Louis Cardinals. "It's..." May 08

  • Darwin Barney activated from DL, returns to lineup

    Chicago Tribune "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..." April 16

  • Sveum eager for defensive ace Barney to return

    Chicago Tribune "Dale Sveum is eager to have take-charge, Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney return to the lineup Tuesday to help shore up the defense. The Cubs already have committed 10 errors this season, but mental mistakes have been costly as well. "Barney ... has complete awareness of the situation..." April 15

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    Carrie Muskat @

    Cubs Barney will get stitches out Friday, then play at AAA Iowa Sat thru Mon

  • Lillibridge, Gonzalez plug gap at 2B in Barney’s absence

    Daily Herald "The Cubs say second baseman Darwin Barney will be able to come off the disabled list for Tuesday night's home game against the Texas Rangers. In the meantime, they'll try to get by at second with Brent Lillibridge and Alberto Gonzalez. Lillibridge started Tuesday night's game against the..." April 10

  • Cubs place Darwin Barney on DL with deep cut on knee

    Hardball Talk "Darwin Barney was already ruled out for Opening Day after needing five stitches to close a deep cut on his left knee and now the Cubs have placed him on the disabled list. Barney sliced his knee open while chasing down a foul ball Saturday and the light-hitting Gold Glove winner will be out of..." April 01

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    Gordon Wittenmyer @

    Barney out for opener at least after gashing knee (5 stitches) on sliding catch try in foul territory. Doc to decided on DL next day or 2.

  • Barney looks to add offense to repertoire

    Chicago Tribune "Darwin Barney has enough confidence in his ability he bragged last year he would spend the offseason taking his manager's money on the golf course. Barney did manage to beat Dale Sveum, though he admitted it really wasn't a fair match. "Dale gave me like a stroke a hole," he said. "Out of..." February 14

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