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Cubs cut ties with Darwin Barney

The Chicago Cubs cut the cord with Darwin Barney by designating their former Gold Glove second baseman for assignment.

The move was made to make room for Emilio Bonifacio, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list.

Barney, 28, batted .230 with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 16 RBI in 72 games for the Cubs this season.

He won the 2012 National League Gold Glove at second base.

Since making his big league debut with the Cubs in 2010, Barney has batted .244.

Barney is scheduled to earn $2.3 million this season, with his salary and light hitting giving teams in search of second baseman plenty of reservations despite pleas from his unpaid advisers.

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