Cubs

Cubs Designate Barney For Assignment

View Comments
Darwin Barney.  (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Darwin Barney. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs
Upcoming Games

Buy Cubs Tickets Full Schedule
Cubs Central
Shop for Cubs Gear
Buy Cubs Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

(CBS) Darwin Barney’s time in Chicago is over.

The Cubs have designated the light-hitting second baseman for assignment, they announced Tuesday afternoon. That means they’ll have 10 days to trade, release or waive him. The 28-year-old Barney is batting .230 this season with two homers, 16 RBIs and a .593 OPS. He was a Gold Glove winner in 2012, but he’s declined offensively since hitting .276 in 2011.

Barney’s a career .244 hitter. His exit figures to continue to create playing time for rookie infielder/outfielder Arismendy Alcantara, who is hitting .286 with an .859 OPS in eight games since getting called up from Triple-A Iowa.

In other moves, the Cubs called up right-hander Kyle Hendricks, who will start tonight against the Padres; activated utilityman Emilio Bonifacio from the 15-day disabled list; and optioned left-handed Zac Rosscup to Triple-A Iowa.

View Comments