Cubs deal Darwin Barney to Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed Monday that they acquired second baseman Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs in return for a player to be named.

Chicago unloads former Gold Glove infielder for player to be named

Darwin Barney, left, tied a major-league single season record in 2012 with 141 consecutive errorless games at second base. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.

Barney won a Gold Glove in 2012 after tying the major-league single-season record with 141 consecutive errorless games.

But he was designated for assignment last Tuesday after hitting .230 in 72 games with 16 runs batted in this season.

The last-place Cubs sent Barney and cash to National League West-leading Los Angeles for a player to be named.

The trade was announced on Monday.

Barney, who turns 29 in November, is a .244 hitter overall with 18 home runs and 146 RBIs in 542 MLB games.

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