The Dodgers sign Darwin Barney to a one-year deal


The Dodgers signed infielder Darwin Barney to a one-year deal last night. He made $2.3 million in 2014. His deal for 2015: $2.525 million.

Barney can’t hit a lick, but he’s useful as a reserve infielder. Primarily a second baseman when he was with the Cubs, when the Dodgers got him last year he played a bit of shortstop in both L.A. and at Triple-A. He’s probably one of the few second baseman out there who can go left on the defensive spectrum like that, and his ability to do so should help him stick as a utility guy.