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They’ve picked up second baseman
OK, so maybe that’s not the deal that clinches the pennant, but I suppose it can’t hurt. He had been designated for assignment last Tuesday by the
It's a slightly curious move in that Barney is one of those slick fielding infielders who can't hit, and they already have one of those in Miguel Rojas. And Rojas can play short, which Barney hasn't seen since 2012, and then for only three games.
There’s no doubt he’s a great glove. Barney, 28, won a
Of course, he’s also hitting .230, which followed his .208 average last season. Since he hit .276 in his first full season in 2011, the offensive direction has all been south. He is hitting .293 against left-handers, but regular second baseman
That the Dodgers made this move two days after Cuban infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena had that meltdown at triple-A Albuquerque that led to a nasty, benches-clearing brawl may not be coincidence.
And what this means for the ever-rehabbing