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Cubs Likely to Place Barney on DL

An MRI has revealed a mild ligament strain in the left knee of Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney, an injury that is likely to send him to the team’s disabled list.

Barney sustained the injury during Monday night’s contest against the Brewers sliding into third base.  The rookie went on to score the only run of the game, breaking for home on contact and reaching the plate with a head first dive.

Originally, the team downplayed the injury, as manager Mike Quade said he was just giving Barney the night off Tuesday.

“His knee got banged up on that slide a little bit,” Quade said. “Poetic justice for not being as far toward second base on the double as he probably should’ve been. … I don’t think it’s anything serious. He’s fine.”

It looks like Mike spoke a bit too soon, as the team is expected to make the move later today.

Left fielder Alfonso Soriano is due to be activated Wednesday, and would likely take Barney’s spot on the roster.  Recently activated infielder Jeff Baker will become the Cubs’ everyday second baseman.

Tags: Alfonso Soriano Chicago Cubs Darwin Barney Jeff Baker Milwaukee Brewers

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