According to multiple reports, the Cubs traded INF Darwin Barney to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs designated Barney for assignment on July 22. After Barney was DFA’d, Jed Hoyer said he would do his best to put Barney in the right situation and hopefully with a contender.
According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs received a player to be named later in the deal for Darwin Barney from the Dodgers.
The Cubs travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers this weekend (Aug. 1-3). And the Cubs host the Dodgers in September (Sept. 18-21).
Updated 2:31pm CDT – The Cubs sent Cash to the Dodgers as part of the trade for a PTNBL or Cash considerations
Updated 5:44pm CDT – According to Carrie Muskat, the Dodgers will pay $500,000 of the money owed to Barney for the 2014 season. Cubs left to pay roughly $300,000 on Barney’s 2014 salary.
The Cubs and Darwin Barney avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $2.3 million contract for the 2014 season. The Cubs owed Barney around $1 million for the remainder of the year after designating him or assignment last Tuesday.
According to Bruce Levine, the Blue Jays were also interested in trading for Darwin Barney.
In 72 games for the Cubs this season, Darwin Barney hit .230/.265/.328 with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs and a .594 OPS.