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Cubs | Darwin Barney to miss opening day

Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney (knee) will not be able to play Monday, April 1, because he suffered a deep cut on his knee that needed five stitches. Barney may have to go on the 15-day disabled list if the doctors do not think the cut can heal while he plays. OF Brent Lillibridge likely will start at second base on opening day.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to monitor the situation over the next day to see if Barney only misses a few days or needs to be placed on the disabled list. Lillibridge and 3B Luis Valbuena could fill in at second base if Barney misses time but both likely would only be short-term options in National League-only leagues.

2013-03-30 16:51:18 | Source: Chicago Tribune - Phil Rogers

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