Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/31/13
The Red Sox have acquired utility infielder John McDonald and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league pitcher Nefi Ogando. Boston will be McDonald’s fourth home of the season as the 38-year-old has spent time with the Pirates, Indians and most recently the Phillies. Between the three clubs he has gone 6-for-61 adding one home run and 4 RBIs, but the veteran infielder brings strong defensive capabilities to the Sox. With a career .972 fielding percentage at shortstop, McDonald also adds versatility as he has spent time at second base, third base and the outfield as well. Oganda spent the season with High-A Salem, and the right-hander posted a 4.09 ERA in 33 relief appearances while recording 44 strikeouts in 55 innings. Filed under: Anna Fogel, Boston Red Sox, Headlines
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