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Barney's Hard Work Starting to Show

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NEW ORLEANS – Darwin Barney is enjoying a nice start to May after a sluggish start to the season. The right-handed hitting shortstop for Class AAA Iowa picked up his fifth straight multi-hit game in the team's 9-5 victory over New Orleans Wednesday and had raised his average from .218 at the end of April to .296 overall in 25 games.

Barney was a fourth-round Cubs draft pick from Oregon State in 2006 after helping the Beavers to two College World Series championships. The 24-year-old infielder has hit well at every level in his career and is coming off a strong season at Class AA Tennessee, in which he batted .317 in 74 games to help earn another trip to major league spring training this past March. In Wednesday's victory... Recommended Stories

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