Cubs avoid arbitration with 2B Barney

Author: By The Sports Xchange
Published: Feb 06 2014 02:40:56 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 06 2014 02:41:01 PM EST

The Chicago Cubs and second baseman Darwin Barney avoided salary arbitration Thursday, agreeing to a one-year deal for $2.3 million, ESPN.com reported.

Barney's salary is the exact midpoint of figures filed by each side last month. Barney sought $2.8 million and the Cubs countered at $1.8 million.

The 28-year-old won a Gold Glove Award in 2012 and was a finalist in 2013 after committing only four errors in 141 games.

Barney batted a career-low .208 in his third full season, with a .266 on-base percentage, seven home runs and 41 RBIs.