Barney spent some time with the Dodgers and Blue Jays, and then tried to catch on with the Rangers in 2018. He was cut and his playing career came to end end.
I didn’t hear much about him until yesterday when he was named manager of the Ranger's AAA team in Nashville. It seems pretty impressive to me to see a guy named AAA manager without any previous managing or coaching experience. Barney always struck me as a smart baseball guy. Seems like the Rangers had the same thought.
His pitching coach will be former Cub Greg Hubbard, so there’s another Cub connection.