Mar 14, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney (15) throws out Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (not pictured) during the fourth inning at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Opening Day 2013: Chicago Cubs Place Darwin Barney on DL

It was already known that Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney would not be taking the field on Opening Day, but now the Cubs have gone a step further and placed Barney on the disabled list because of a deep cut to his left knee.

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The 27-year-old Golden Glove winner suffered the cut over the weekend while he was chasing down a foul ball. Brent Lillibridge will take his spot in the infield while Barney recovers.

Last season, Barney put together an impressive 141-game errorless streak while playing in 156 games.

Behind the plate, Barney contributed seven home runs to go along with his .256 batting average. Whenever his knee fully heels, Barney will be welcomed back to the lineup with open arms and help bolster the Cubs defense.

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