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Joshua LaRoy Barfield (born December 17, 1982 in Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela) is a second baseman for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. He is the son of former major league outfielder Jesse Barfield. Barfield was born in Venezuela during his mother's two-week winterball visit with his father. He attended Klein High School in Harris County, Texas and holds the District 5 single season home run record.

Barfield was drafted in the fourth round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres. In 2004 and 2005, Baseball America listed him as the Padres' number one prospect. In 2006, he fell to third in the organization behind pitcher Cesar Carrillo and catcher George Kottaras.

Barfield made his major league debut April 3, 2006, and collected his first career hit. His first major league home run came April 17, 2006, at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies, a 431-foot solo shot to left-center field, off Jeff Francis.

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