Despite struggles Cubs will keep Darwin Barney at major league level


The Chicago Cubs have no plans to send struggling second basemen Darwin Barney to Triple-A. Barney is hitting a disappointing .153/.274/.264 on the season.

Chicago did not expect Barney, a career .257 hitter, to be a large portion of their offense this season but his current problems at the plate can not be over looked even with gold glove caliber defense.

According to Gordon Wittenmyer Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said prior to Saturday’s game against Washington that the Cubs would keep Barney with the big league club. Hoyer went on to say that Barney had “earned a lot of playing time.”

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