Padres Sign Josh Barfield

The Padres signed second baseman Josh Barfield to a minor league deal with no Spring Training invite, reports MLB.com's Corey Brock.  Barfield, 27, hit .252/.271/.331 in 319 appearances for the Indians' Triple A club in '09 and was outrighted in August.

Barfield came up with the Padres, posting a fine rookie season in '06.  Former GM Kevin Towers sold high on him, sending Barfield to Cleveland after the season for Kevin Kouzmanoff and Andrew Brown


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  1. coup 5 years ago

    I’d rather have Felipe Lopez obviously but getting Barfield back for nothing is ok. I hope he can hit like he did for us that one July of a few years ago. Eventually perhaps. Decent 2B insurance for cheap.

  2. coup 5 years ago

    I’m still not sure the Padres aren’t after Lopez. At least if they can find a trade partner for Eckstein.

  3. Guest 5 years ago

    You know it was really a shame to see Barfield go a few years ago. He had a good season for the Pads in 05 I think it was when he played 153 games. I really hope Barfield gives Eck a run for his money.

  4. The Downside to this signing, is that M. Antonelli seems to be the odd man out again.

  5. alxn 5 years ago

    I remember when Barfield was a former star. He’s still young, maybe he will get it back.

  6. mattinglyfan 5 years ago

    He’s not getting a Spring Training invite, which I think is odd, so he’s getting shuttled to AAA. Even if he performs well at AAA I don’t think he will be pushing Eckstein or Cabrera for playing time, which means a middle infielder would have to get hurt for him to be called up. Even then, Antonelli could get first crack at it.

  7. hitttman 5 years ago

    Barf is back? He’ll be traded within a month.

  8. No spring training invite for Josh Barfield means #Padres view him just as depth at AAA Portland. #Antonelli not an option anymore?

  9. Guest 5 years ago

    Actually, going through the minors and his first and only full season, he was on of the better young second baseman around. That never escalated but what ALXN meant was the Josh Barfield during his 06 season. He was the catylyst for the Padres and one of the reasons the Padres made the post-season.

  10. i miss brendan ryan's mustache 5 years ago

    What an arrogant, condescending post.
    At one point Barfield was a promising young “star”. He was never Pujols or Hanley, and in no way do I think the original poster was passing barfield off as such. He was a young player with some promise who is now getting a shot w the team he found some success with.
    Why be a d*ck in your post? Anyone with half a brain could tell what the guy meant. Jeez

  11. alxn 5 years ago

    I meant to say future star, my bad. He was the top prospect in the Padres system for a few years and had a solid rookie season.

    I don’t know why you took such offense to my post though.

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