Sox, Cubs count on young infielders

Barney and Morel to play key roles for their respective Chicago teams

Updated: March 25, 2011, 11:07 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

MESA, Ariz. -- Rejoice, anti-dentites; Darwin Barney's post-baseball career was just delayed by another year at least.

After surviving cut-down day Thursday, Barney is starting the season on the Cubs' major league roster and should be the starting second baseman on Opening Day.

So long, dental school.

The 25-year-old Portland, Ore., native is from a family of dentists, with his father and brother practicing the profession. He entered Oregon State as a predental ...

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