Originally written on Sports Rumor Alert  |  Last updated 4/16/15
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Outfielder Darnell McDonald announced Saturday that he is retiring from baseball , according to his own Instagram account.macdime5416 hours ago#flipagram made with @flipagram ♫ Music: Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up (Acoustic) After playing 15yrs professionally I'm humbled to announce that I'm hanging up my spikes. When one dream ends a new one begins. BIG thanks to everyone that has helped me fulfill my dream of playing in the show#TeamGrinders #TeamDirtDog #54McDonald spent parts of seven seasons in the big leagues, most recently with the Chicago Cubs (2013) and most prominently with the Boston Red Sox (2010-2012). The 35-year old hit .250 with 20 home runs in 331 career games. The outfielder hit .302 in 25 games with the Cubs in 2013 and .222 in 15 Cactus League games this Spring. McDonald was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1997 with the 26th overall pick. He made his debut with the O's in 2004 before being released and spending time with six Major League franchises.Follow @whilligoss
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