Cubs promote AAA hits leader Darwin Barney to parent club


Today, the Chicago Cubs called up infielder Darwin Barney from Triple-A Iowa. He will wear uniform number 15 and be available for this afternoon’s game in San Francisco .

A 2010 Pacific Coast League All-Star, Barney joins the Cubs leading all of Triple-A with 142 hits this season.  Overall, he’s hitting .297 (142-for-478) with 24 doubles, four triples, two home runs, 71 runs scored, 49 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 113 games for Iowa in 2010.

Barney is pretty consistent when you look at his splits  vs. right-handed pitching (.302) and southpaws (.287).  He has played 111 games at that shortstop and two at second base this season.

By Paul M. Banks

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