Cubs sign Barney, avoid arbitration

The Sports NetworkFebruary 6, 2014 

Chicago, IL ( - The Chicago Cubs and infielder Darwin Barney agreed to terms on a one-year contract Thursday, avoiding arbitration.

Barney hit just .208 with seven homers and 41 RBI in 141 games in 2013.

In four big league seasons, all with the Cubs, Barney has a .246 batting average with 16 homers and 130 RBI.

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