UPDATE (Sept. 13, 12:35 p.m. PT): The Los Angeles Dodgers completed their trade with the Toronto Blue Jays by acquiring 27-year-old catcher Jack Murhpy as the player to be named later in exchange for Darwin Barney.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced early Sunday morning infielder Darwin Barney was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Barney was not on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, but he will immediately join the Blue Jays for their game against the New York Yankees.
While Barney will not be eligible for Toronto’s postseason roster as he was not part of their organization prior to Aug. 31, he will provide needed infield depth for the remainder of the season given Troy Tulowitzki’s uncertain status after suffering a crack in his left shoulder blade on Saturday.
Barney, acquired by the Dodgers from the Chicago Cubs last season, was with Los Angeles on Opening Day in 2015. However, he only appeared in two games, making one start, before getting optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Barney was designated for assignment June 12 when the Dodgers traded for Ronald Torreyes, though he cleared waivers and remained with OKC.
Dating back to last season Barney appeared in 24 games with the Dodgers, batting .270/.429/.378 while playing second base and some shortstop. The 29-year-old infielder hit .277/.325/.354 with 15 doubles in 96 games for the OKC Dodgers this season.
Barney’s versatility resulted in him playing second base, shortstop and third base in Triple-A.
The trade between the Blue Jays and Dodgers is the fifth this season between the two clubs.