CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs activated second baseman Darwin Barney from the 15-day disabled list before the team opened a three-game series against the Texas Rangers.
The Cubs also claimed infielder Cody Ransom off waivers from the San Diego Padres, and added relievers Kevin Gregg and Kameron Loe to the active roster.
To make room, the Cubs designated second baseman Brent Lillibridge and reliever Hisanori Takahashi for assignment, and optioned right-hander Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa.
Barney missed the Cubs' first 12 games of the season after suffering a lacerated left knee late in spring training. Lillibridge played in nine games for the Cubs and had one hit in 24 at-bats.
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