Cubs manager Dale Sveum told reporters Tuesday that second baseman Darwin Barney (cut on left knee) will be sent on a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Barney's location has yet to be determined, Sveum said, but if Barney lands with Class-A Kane County, he would join a Cougars team in the midst of a seven-game road trip to Wisconsin and Beloit. The Cougars conclude a season-opening seven-game homestand Wednesday.
Barney is expected to join the Cubs next Tuesday (April 16) against the Rangers.
He visited Fifth Third Bank Ballpark as part of a Jan. 17 Cubs Caravan visit.
– Kevin Druley, firstname.lastname@example.org (with Shaw Media's Meghan Montemurro contributing)