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Numbers give DeWitt start over Barney

Numbers give DeWitt start over Barney

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Numbers give DeWitt start over Barney
CINCINNATI -- Cubs infielder Blake DeWitt, who is 9-for-25 lifetime against Reds starter Bronson Arroyo, started at second base for the second straight game Tuesday in place of Darwin Barney.

Barney, who is 1-for-7 against Arroyo, didn't have a good weekend in Philadelphia, going 1-for-12 in the four games.

"Barney's still going to play every day for the most part," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Tuesday. "[DeWitt's] numbers against Arroyo are too good to sit him. He's got to play in a game like this."

Barney tried to make a leaping grab in the eighth inning of Monday's 6-4 loss and landed awkwardly, but he said he was fine from the acrobatics.

"You don't worry about the landing on the way up," Barney said. "I reached as far as I could, and I was trying to get a little extra."

So, he's healthy?

"One hundred percent," Barney said.

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