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Fantasy Update

Jul 23, 2014
The Oakland Athletics are believed to be searching for a second baseman, but Chicago Cubs ...
Jul 22, 2014
Cubs designated 2B Darwin Barney for assignment.
KFFL Jul 23, 2014

Athletics | Unlikely to have interest in Darwin Barney

The Oakland Athletics are believed to be searching for a second baseman, but Chicago Cubs ...
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 23, 2014

Jeff Samardzija would love to have Darwin Barney join him on A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — If Jeff Samardzija has his way, Darwin Barney will have his back again in the middle of the infield the next time Samardzija pitches. And if Samardzija’s boss, Billy Beane, is asking, the Oakland Athletics’ new ace will tell him. “I would put in a word for Barney anywhere on that,” the former Cubs pitcher said of the Gold Glove second baseman who was designated for assignment on Tuesday. “He’s an amazing talent. And I know you stick...
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 22, 2014

Cubs cut ties with Darwin Barney, top Padres 6-0

Designating Darwin Barney for assignment Tuesday wasn’t an easy move for the Cubs. The organization valued his leadership and professional approach, and he’s still one of the game’s best-fielding second basemen. But it was necessary to push the Cubs closer to the future. They have players on the roster already or coming up soon who need the playing time. Barney wasn’t getting many at-bats with Arismendy Alcantara seemingly up for good and ready to play every...

Hoyer: 'It's time for Mendy to play'

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer came up with a twitter hashtag without even knowing it Tuesday as the organization turned the page on veteran Darwin Barney while further solidifying newcomer Arismendy Alcantara's status. "It's time for Mendy to play," Hoyer said after designating Barney for assignment. "He'll play second, he'll play center, but I think he'll be in the lineup every day." "#MendyTime" may or may not catch on, but Alcantara will get every chance to be a regular as the Cubs head toward 2015.
The Cub Reporter Jul 22, 2014

Yet Another Win For Darwinism; Barney DFA'd

Survival of the fittest and all, and Darwin Barney has just been naturally selected off of the Cubs 40-man roster. So Emilio Bonificaio is activated and Barney gets DFA'd, with Alcantara and Bonifacio both in the starting lineup tonight. Barney will end his Cubs career with over 2000 PA's (holy shit..really?) and a place in the Hall of Cubs Punch Lines. I'm sure a stand-up guy and all and his glove work was spectacular, but he was the hitting equivalent of the sad trombone. But on this day, we celebrate his Cubs career, let's take a fond look back. Tags: Darwin BarneyCubs Roster Movies

Cubs cut ties with Darwin Barney

The Chicago Cubs cut the cord with Darwin Barney by designating their former Gold Glove second baseman for assignment.
Chicago Tribune Jul 22, 2014

Cubs cut ties with Darwin Barney

The Chicago Cubs cut the cord with Darwin Barney by designating their former Gold Glove second baseman for assignment.

Cubs welcome back Barney, recall Rosscup

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs made a pair of roster moves Friday, reinstating Darwin Barney from the paternity list and calling up left-hander Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa. To make room for both players, right-handed pitchers Kyle Hendricks and Blake Parker were optioned back to Iowa. Barney was not in the lineup Friday as Arismendy Alcantara started at second base. The 28-year-old Barney is batting .224 with a .261 on-base percentage in 70 games this season.
KFFL Jul 11, 2014

Cubs | Darwin Barney reinstated

Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney will be reinstated from the paternity list Friday, July 11. ...

Cubs to get brief look at 'do it all' Alcantara

OMAHA, Neb. -- Chicago Cubs Triple-A outfielder Ryan Kalish has played or been around some good talents in his years in baseball. Coming up with the Boston Red Sox, he saw greats such as Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz and Adrian Beltre go about their business. He also played alongside Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo when he was with the Cubs earlier this season. So what does he think of teammate Arismendy Alcantara, who was called up to make his major league debut while second baseman Darwin Barney is on paternity leave?
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 9, 2014

Cubs call up Arismendy Alcantara for two-day stint

CINCINNATI — Here they come. The first of the Cubs’ touted minor-leaguers gets to the big leagues Wednesday — albeit for just two days — when Arismendy Alcantara joins the Cubs for second baseman Darwin Barney. Barney packed after Tuesday night’s doubleheader in Cincinnati to return to Chicago for the scheduled birth of his daughter Wednesday. He’s expected to return from paternity leave when the Cubs open a three-game home series against the Atlanta...

Alcantara called up to Cubs

OMAHA, Neb. -- It came a little sooner than he expected, but Chicago Cubs' prospect Arismendy Alcantara will make his major-league debut when he's called up to the majors for two days in place of Darwin Barney, who's going on paternity leave. "It's exciting to be in the big leagues, to get called up," Alcantara said after Triple-A Iowa's 7-6 loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday. Alcantara has been a rising prospect in the Cubs' system over the past two seasons but really came into his own this year.
KFFL Jul 8, 2014

Cubs | Darwin Barney headed for paternity list

The Chicago Cubs will place 2B Darwin Barney (personal) on the paternity list Wednesday, July ...
Chicago Tribune Jul 5, 2014

Barney, Ruggiano in Cubs lineup

WASHINGTON -- It used to be a curious situation when Darwin Barney would start, primarily in games started by Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija.

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