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Dodgers pick up Darwin Barney from Cubs, adding veteran infield depth
Dodgers pick up Darwin Barney from Cubs, adding veteran infield depth

You just knew the Dodgers would make a move before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline and here it is: They’ve picked up second baseman Darwin Barney. 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 Cubs and the Dodgers reached an agreement Monday with Chicago for a player to be named later. The Dodgers also received cash in the deal. 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,...

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