I understand he's not a gold glove 2B but even Rizzo had 9 Es at Iowa. Why doesn't he get a chance somewhere on the IF.
His AAA stats this year: G 56AB 211R 282B 203B 4HR 2RNI 28BB 32SO 23BA 322OBP 407
Any idea why Valbuena is playing and Cardenas is not?
It's possible that they will deal Barney this winter and it looks better if he wins a gold glove than if he got benched with two months to go in the season. I suspect that Cardenas will eventually get his chance.
The other issue is that an infield of Vitters/Castro/Cardenas/Rizzo would be pretty ugly defensively.