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Dodgers have sight for Torreyes, designate Barney for assignment

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TorreyesBy Jon Weisman

Ronald Torreyes, a 22-year-old minor-league infielder, has been acquired from Toronto in exchange for cash considerations by the Dodgers, who also designated infielder Darwin Barney for assignment.

A native of Venezuela, Torreyes was orginally signed by the Reds as a 17-year-old in early 2010. He has a career .353 on-base percentage and .410 slugging percentage in 537 minor-league games, though he has only gone 7 for 50 with two doubles and four walks in his most recent stint, for Double-A New Hampshire.

Torreyes has played the majority of his career at second base while also dabbling at shortstop, third base and the outfield. He played for Triple-A Oklahoma City last year when it was an Astros affiliate, but is being optioned to Double-A Tulsa by the Dodgers.

The 29-year-old Barney was on the Dodgers’ Opening Day roster this year but played only two games, going 0 for 4. After being acquired by the Cubs on July 28 last year, the 2012 Gold Glove winner had a .467 on-base percentage in 45 plate appearances, lifting his career OBP to .294.

With Triple-A Oklahoma City, Barney had a .273 OBP in 121 plate appearances.


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1 Comment

  1. jpavko

    Anything that will get Darwin Barney out of the organization works for me. He makes Uribe look like gold

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