Season in review about nothing: Darwin Barney, ‘The Contest.’

Darwin Barney

Darwin Barney, right, was the first member of the Dodgers’ opening day roster to leave the club. (Associated Press photo)


This is Part 6 in a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.

Darwin Barney, 2B/SS.

Key stats: Majors: 0-for-4 in two games. AAA Oklahoma City: .277/.325/.354 in 96 games.

Seinfeld episode: “The Contest” (season 6, episode 24).

Key quote: “I’m out!”
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Dodgers trade Darwin Barney to Blue Jays for Jack Murphy.

Jack MurphyPHOENIX — The Dodgers traded minor league infielder Darwin Barney to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday for a player to be named later. A couple hours later, they named him after a famous sports writer.

Jack Murphy is a 27-year-old catcher who has 14 games of experience in Triple-A and 122 games of experience in the Australian Baseball League. Murphy stands 6-foot-4, was born in Florida, educated at Princeton and has a mustache. Since the Dodgers’ Double-A and Triple-A affiliates are done playing this year, Murphy seems unlikely to get into a game before the season ends. He slashed .220/.309/.315 for the Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate in 2015.

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Darwin Barney outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Veteran infielder Darwin Barney, who was designated for assignment last week, accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City today.

Barney went 0-for-4 in two games with the Dodgers this season and owned a .214/.273/.532 slash line at Triple-A. He is batting eighth tonight for Oklahoma City.

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Dodgers promote Hector Olivera to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Update.

Hector OliveraThe Dodgers left Hector Olivera in Double-A just long enough to get him some television exposure.

The Tulsa Drillers’ game Thursday against Northwest Arkansas was televised on CBS Sports Network. Tulsa lost, 7-3, but Olivera went 2-for-4 with an RBI, raising his Double-A batting average to .318. He also made an error at third base — his first at that position in his sixth Double-A game.

Friday, the Dodgers promoted Olivera to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
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Dodgers acquire minor-league infielder Ronald Torreyes, designate Darwin Barney.

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The Houston Astros traded infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Blue Jays on May 15. The Dodgers acquired Torreyes on Friday. (Getty Images)


The Dodgers acquired 22-year-old infielder Ronald Torreyes from the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and assigned him to Double-A Tulsa. Darwin Barney was designated for assignment to make room for Torreyes on the 40-man roster.

Barney had been slashing .214/.273/.259 at Triple-A Oklahoma City and only appeared in two games with the Dodgers this season.

Torreyes was playing for the New Hampshire FisherCats, the Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League, where he had just seven hits and four walks in 54 plate appearances. He began the season in the Houston Astros organization and batted .200 in 19 Triple-A games.

The Astros sent Torreyes to the Blue Jays for cash considerations on May 15.

Last season, Torreyes slashed .298/.345/.376 at Triple-A Oklahoma City — then a Houston Astros affiliate — and was added to the Astros’ 40-man roster after the season.

Torreyes signed with the Astros as a teenager out of Venezuela.

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