LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers acquired middle infielder Darwin Barney and cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs on Monday for a player to be named or cash.
Los Angeles' interest in Barney preceded the weekend meltdown by Erisbel Arruebarrena, the $25 million Cuban signing who precipitated a bench-clearing incident while on injury rehab with Triple-A Albuquerque. Arruebarrena, who has two cameo callups with the Dodgers this year, was optioned to Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.
The Dodgers also have veteran infielder Chone Figgins currently on injury rehab with Triple-A Albuquerque.
Barney, 28, had been designated for assignment by the Cubs. He is hitting .230 in 72 games with the Cubs, with a lifetime average of .244 in five seasons. Barney, who won a Gold Glove in 2012, earns $2.3 million this year.
Barney was a fourth-round pick in 2007 out of Oregon State.