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.
The 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.
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.