Cubs activated Barney, release Davis

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have released veteran pitcher Doug Davis and activated rookie second baseman Darwin Barney from the 15-day disabled list.

The Cubs made the moves on Wednesday, one day after Davis was charged with 10 runs in 4 1-3 innings against San Francisco. The left-hander signed a minor league contract with Chicago in April and went 1-7 with a 6.50 ERA in nine starts with the Cubs.

Barney sprained his left knee June 13 against the Milwaukee Brewers. He entered Wednesday night's game against the Giants with a .294 batting average, a homer and 25 RBIs.