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Brian David Barden
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lbs.
- School Oregon State University
- High School St. Augustine High School (San Diego)
- Debut April 3, 2007
 Biographical Information
Barden was with the USA for the 2008 Olympics; initially slated as a backup infielder, he became their regular second baseman when Jayson Nix was injured. He hit .265/.342/.441 with 8 runs in 9 games for the Bronze Medal winners. He had 3 hits in their loss against the Gold Medal-winning South Korean national team. Against Team Canada, his solo homer against James Avery began their comeback and his double off Chris Reitsma tied the game in a key 5-4 victory. He scored and drove in runs in the 4-2 win over the Japanese national team. In their semifinal loss to the Cuban national team, he made a run-scoring error. His six runs in the first round tied Nate Schierholtz, Chih-Sheng Lin and Michel Enríquez for third behind Frederich Cepeda and Alexei Bell.