|Dec. 3 9:47 PM PT10:47 PM MT11:47 PM CT12:47 AM ET0:47 ET5:47 GMT13:47 10:47 PM MST12:47 AM EST1:17 AM VEN9:47 UAE11:47 PM CT-Barney has agreed to a $2,525,000, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers that avoided salary arbitration.
Analysis: Barney's new deal includes a potential $175,000 in performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 375 and 400 plate appearances. He made 242 plate appearances last season with the Cubs and the Dodgers, who acquired him in late July. Barney made $2.3 million.
|Oct. 3 11:38 AM PT12:38 PM MT1:38 PM CT2:38 PM ET14:38 ET18:38 GMT2:38 11:38 AM MST1:38 PM EST2:08 PM VEN22:38 UAE1:38 PM CT-Barney, outfielder Joc Pederson and reliever Chris Perez were left off the Los Angeles Dodgers' 25-player roster for the NL Division Series against St. Louis.
Analysis: Barney hit .303 in 22 games after being acquired in late July from the Chicago Cubs, where the second baseman won a Gold Glove in 2012.
|July 28 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET19:14 ET23:14 GMT7:14 4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST6:44 PM VEN3:14 UAE (+1)6:14 PM CT-The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.
Analysis: Barney won a Gold Glove in 2012 after tying the major league single-season record with 141 consecutive errorless games. But he was designated for assignment last Tuesday after hitting .230 with 16 RBIs in 72 games this season.
|July 22 4:51 PM PT5:51 PM MT6:51 PM CT7:51 PM ET19:51 ET23:51 GMT7:51 4:51 PM MST6:51 PM EST7:21 PM VEN3:51 UAE (+1)6:51 PM CT-The Chicago Cubs took another step toward the future, designating Barney for assignment.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Barney won a Gold Glove in the 2012, when his 141 consecutive games without an error tied a major league record. But he regressed noticeably at the plate and, with the recent promotion of Arismendy Alcantara and other infield prospects on the way, he no longer fit the master plan.
|July 20 11:22 AM PT12:22 PM MT1:22 PM CT2:22 PM ET14:22 ET18:22 GMT2:22 11:22 AM MST1:22 PM EST1:52 PM VEN22:22 UAE1:22 PM CT-Barney had two hits Saturday.
Analysis: Barney is a .230 hitter with little future in the big leagues.
|July 11 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-The Chicago Cubs activated Barney from the paternity list and recalled left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa.
Analysis: Barney is hitting .224 with two home runs and 16 RBIs for the Cubs this season.
|July 9 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST6:14 PM VEN2:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-The Chicago Cubs are giving one of their prospects a chance to spend a couple of days in the majors, promoting second baseman Arismendy Alcantara while infielder Darwin Barney is on paternity leave.
Analysis: When Barney returns, Alcantara will go back to the minors. Barney is batting .224 with 10 doubles, one triple, two homers and 16 RBIs in 70 games.
|July 3 2:53 PM PT3:53 PM MT4:53 PM CT5:53 PM ET17:53 ET21:53 GMT5:53 2:53 PM MST4:53 PM EST5:23 PM VEN1:53 UAE (+1)4:53 PM CT-Barney matched a career high with four hits in Wednesday's 16-9 win at Boston.
Analysis: Barney's four hits matched his total from the previous eight games, a stretch during which he went 4 for 25. He has very little fantasy value right now.
|Feb. 6 11:32 AM PT12:32 PM MT1:32 PM CT2:32 PM ET14:32 ET19:32 GMT3:32 12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST3:02 PM VEN23:32 UAE1:32 PM CT-The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $2.3 million, one-year contract with Barney, avoiding arbitration.
Analysis: A Gold Glove winner in 2012, Barney committed just four errors with a .993 fielding percentage last season. But he also batted .208.