Cubs avoid arbitration with 2B Barney
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.
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