Darwin Barney isn't done with professional baseball just yet.
The former-Oregon State Beaver has been named manager of the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A minor league team, according to a team release.
Barney played high school baseball at Southridge High School before winning back-to-back national championships in Corvallis in 2006 and 2007. Then, he played eight seasons in Major League Baseball for Cubs, Dodgers and Blue Jays, In 2012, he won the National League Golden Glove Award after finishing the season with a 0.996 fielding percentage.
In October 2018, the Portland Diamond Project announced that Barney had joined the project as an investor and advisor.
The Portland Diamond Project tweeted out their congratulations to their advisor shortly after the news.
Congratulations to Darwin Barney, new manager of the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A minor league team! We’re thrilled for Darwin and this opportunity and look forward to his continued involvement with the Portland Diamond Project! #MLBtoPDX pic.twitter.com/Zg7by1VDjS— Portland Diamond Project (@PDXDiamondProj) January 4, 2020
It appears that Barney still plans on helping get Major League Baseball to Portland.
Barney's debut as the manager of the Nashville Sounds is on April 9th, 2020.