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Darwin Barney out for opener because of gashed knee

Mar 31, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

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As first reported by Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney has been ruled out for the first game of the regular season — Monday vs. the Pirates — due to a deep cut on his left knee that required five stitches.

Barney suffered the gash Saturday during an exhibition game in Houston while trying to track down a foul pop-up along the first-base boundary wall. There’s a chance he could be placed on the disabled list. Brent Lillibridge is expected to fill in.

Barney registered a weak .254/.299/.354 batting line across 588 plate appearances last season for Chicago, but the 27-year-old won Gold Glove honors for his excellent defense at second base.

  1. sfm073 - Mar 31, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    The Cuba are so pathetic.

    • mgdsquiggy17 - Mar 31, 2013 at 6:05 PM

      Just like your spelling

  2. sfm073 - Mar 31, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Lol clearly that’s a typo.

  3. andycher - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    I like Darwin (or Chuck as we call him around the house)
    Hope he gets back in the lineup soon

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