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8 John McDonald 2B
Height/Weight: 5-9/180 | Birthdate: 9/24/1974 | Birthplace: New London, CT | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: Providence | MLB Experience: 16 | Salary: /images/players/unknown_hat.gif | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 849.00

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Lefty starter fuels lineup changes Friday for Angels


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Angels designated hitter Raul Ibanez has received a rare day off Friday to avoid Detroit left-hander Drew Smyly. Howie Kendrick is set to serve as the DH with defensive specialist John McDonald taking over at second base.

John McDonald makes opening day roster


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Angels infielder John McDonald has made the opening day roster, according to MLB.com.

McDonald was added to the club's 40-man roster, which means he will likely serve as a utility infielder on the major-league club. The team had to pay him a $100,000 bonus if McDonald was not on the 40-man roster by today. McDonald hit .116 in 69 at-bats last year. He's regarded as a strong fielder. 


John McDonald signs with Angels


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) Free-agent shortstop John McDonald has signed with the Angels.

The 39-year-old played for four different teams last season. Throughout his career, he's been considered an elite defensive player. 


Red Sox become free agents


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) In addition to outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, first baseman Mike Napoli and shortstop Stephen Drew, who were extended qualifying offers, and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who was not, Red Sox relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan and infielder John McDonald have filed for free agency. Relief pitcher Matt Thornton is also a free agent, having had his team option declined.

Red Sox add John McDonald to roster


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Red Sox added infielder John McDonald to the active roster Sunday, MLB.com reports. McDonald has already played in major league games with Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Philadelphia this season. 


Red Sox trade for John McDonald


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) The Phillies traded infielder John McDonald to the Red Sox for right-handed reliever Nefi Ogando, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports Saturday.

McDonald batted .174/.208/.304 with one home run and three RBI in 23 at-bats with the Phillies. Ogando posted a 4.09 ERA in 55 innings of relief with Class A Carolina.

Phillies use John McDonald as pitcher in extra-inning game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2013) Phillies infielder John McDonald was called on to record the final out in the 18th inning Saturday against the Diamondbacks. McDonald, who replaced outfielder Casper Wells, allowed two hits and struck out one batter in a 12-7 loss.

"I wouldn't call what I did pitching," said McDonald, who thought he last pitched when he was 15 or 16 years old in American Legion ball, per MLB.com. "I was just trying to compete and get us out of the inning."


John McDonald traded to Phillies


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2013) Indians infielder John McDonald has been traded to the Phillies, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

McDonald was designated for assignment by the Indians Wednesday to make room for Asdrubal Cabrera. McDonald is known mainly as a defensive specialist. He's hitting just .058 /.163/.079 in 38 at-bats. The Indians will receive a player to be named later or cash for McDonald. 


Indians DFA infielder John McDonald


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Indians infielder John McDonald was designated for assignment Wednesday to clear a roster spot for Asdrubal Cabrera, who was activated off the 15-day disabled list. McDonald was hitless in seven at-bats (eight games) for Cleveland. 

John McDonald a veteran backup


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2013) Indians manager Terry Francona detailed what he expects newly acquired infielder John McDonald's role to be with the team, MLB.com reports Tuesday. 

Francona said McDonald will provide a backup for the Indians at second base, shortstop and third. He brings strong defense and is a good veteran for the clubhouse. 


John McDonald officially with Indians


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2013) The Indians have officially announced the acquisition of infielder John McDonald from the Pirates Monday, MLB.com reports. Brett Myers was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the roster. 

The 38-year-old McDonald has gone 2 for 31 (.065) this season for the Pirates over 16 games. Prior to being acquired by the Indians, McDonald was at Triple-A Indianapolis. 

McDonald was acquired for a player to be named later and/or cash. 


Report: Indians acquire infielder John McDonald


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2013) The Indians reportedly have acquired infielder John McDonald from Pittsburgh, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Monday. The report is not confirmed.

McDonald's jersey was being brought into the Cleveland locker room before Monday's game in Texas. 

The 38-year-old McDonald has gone 2 for 31 (.065) this season for the Pirates over 16 games. Prior to being acquired by the Indians, McDonald was at Triple-A Indianapolis. 


John McDonald back in action


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2013) Pirates infielder John McDonald, who was scratched from his last scheduled rehab start with soreness in his lower back, returned to action Saturday for Triple-A Indianapolis.

McDonald finished 1 for 4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI. He could return from the disabled list in the next few days.

John McDonald hitless in first two rehab games


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) Pirates infielder John McDonald has gone 0 for 7 in his first two rehab starts at Triple-A Indianapolis as of Wednesday, according to MLB.com. He is expected to need four rehab starts before the team brings him back from the disabled list.

John McDonald ready for rehab


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2013) Pirates infielder John McDonald will begin his minor-league rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Indianapolis, according to manager Clint Hurdle. He is expected to play four games, two each at shortstop and then second base, before being re-evaluated.

McDonald has been on the disabled list since May 14 due to back and elbow injuries. 


John McDonald dealing with elbow issue


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2013) Pirates infielder John McDonald, on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, is also experiencing elbow discomfort, manager Clint Hurdle told MLB.com Saturday.

McDonald is expected to go on a rehab assignment before he would be activated. He has been sidelined since May 14 and was hitless in his last six games before landing on the DL.

John McDonald lands on 15-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2013) The Pirates placed infielder John McDonald on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a lower back strain. McDonald, who is hitless in six May games (0 for 12), is batting .065 through 16 games.

John McDonald leaves with back pain


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2013) Pirates infielder John McDonald left Tuesday's game against the Brewers in the 12th inning due to lower back pain, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. He went 0 for 1 before the early exit. 

McDonald is batting .065 on the year.


Source: Arizona deals John McDonald to Pirates


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2013) FOX Sports reports the Diamondbacks traded infielder John McDonald to the Pirates on Wednesday, according to a source.

McDonald returns to action


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2012) Diamondbacks infielder John McDonald was back on the field for Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Marlins, starting the second game at shortstop. He went 0 for 2 with a walk in a 3-0 win. McDonald had been out of the starting lineup for more than a week with an elbow injury.