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Cubs designate Barney, activate Bonifacio

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took another step toward the future, designating second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment.

Second baseman Emilio Bonifacio was activated from the disabled list Tuesday to take Barney’s place on the roster. Bonifacio had been out since June 13 because of strained right oblique.

The 28-year-old Barney won a Gold Glove in the 2012, when his 141 consecutive games without an error tied a major league record. But he regressed noticeably at the plate and, with the recent promotion of Arismendy Alcantara and other infield prospects on the way, he no longer fit the master plan.

 

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