Blue Jays acquire infielder Darwin Barney from Dodgers

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NEW YORK — The Toronto Blue Jays acquired some infield depth ahead of their series finale against New York.

The team announced Sunday that they acquired infielder Darwin Barney from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Barney, the 2012 National League Gold Glove Award winner at second base for the Chicago Cubs, is expected to be in New York for Sunday’s game against the Yankees.

The move comes a day after all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki suffered a small crack in his shoulder blade when he collided with Kevin Pillar on a catch.

Barney, 29, appeared in two games for the Dodgers this season and spent the rest of the year with triple-A Oklahoma City, where he hit .277 with 15 doubles, four home runs and 31 runs batted in. The right-handed batter is a career .245 hitter in 566 games.

Pitcher Scott Copeland was designated for assignment to make room for Barney on the 40-man roster.

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