Found July 04, 2012 on The Mark Graham Sports Blog:
The New York Yankees have claimed Boston Red Sox outfielder Darnell McDonald off waivers today. The move gives the Yankees some outfield depth while left fielder Brett Gardner rehabs his elbow that has kept him out much of this season. McDonald is expected to join the Yanks in Boston on Friday. In order to make room for McDonald, the Yankees designated Chris Schwinden for assignment. They will not make the move until Friday. McDonald has hitting .214 with two home runs and nine RBI's for Boston when he was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on June 30.

Yankees Claim McDonald from Red Sox

The New York Yankees have claimed former outfielder Darnell McDonald off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. McDonald was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Saturday. He will join the Yankees on Friday for the start of a four-game series at Fenway Park. McDonald appeared in 38 games and hit .214 with two homers and nine RBIs. The Yankees will make a corresponding 25-man roster...

New York Times owes New York Yankees a sorry

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Yankees claim Darnell McDonald off waivers

The New York Yankees claimed outfielder Darnell McDonald off waivers from the Boston Red Sox according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger. The Red Sox designated McDonald for assignment last weekend. McDonald was hitting .214/.309/.369 while smacking 2 homeruns and driving in 9 runs. His career year came in 2010 when he hit .270/.336/.429 in 319 at-bats. In a related move, the Yankees...

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