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Ex-Red Sox John McDonald Feels ‘Sense Of Accomplishment’ After Retiring

This embed is invalid" /> John McDonald’s major league journey spanned 16 seasons and eight organizations. Now, it’s all over. McDonald, who announced his retirement this week, can kick up his feet and reflect on a career that was productive, if not illustrious. The longtime utility man made a good living out of steady defense, versatility and...
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels show no interest in Scherzer and Shields, McDonald retires

The January 8th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels show no interest in Scherzer and Shields, McDonald retires and much more… The Story: The Angels continue to show no real interest in Max Scherzer and James Shields.The Monkey Says: Dipoto once again trots out the line that he has not engaged with any free agent pitcher, which is pretty hard to see as...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB News: 01/07/15 Moves and Signings

In the MLB Market today, a total of 7 transactions took place from the D-Backs, Twins, Braves and Padres. But, before that, veteran middle infielder John McDonald has officially retired after 16-year Major League seasons. McDonald, 40, said in September that the 2014 season with the Angels could be his last. “I didn’t think I’d get a day in the big leagues, let alone...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Red Sox Infielder John McDonald Retires After 16-Year MLB Career

John McDonald is finally hanging up the cleats. The journeyman infielder, who spent 16 seasons in the majors and suited up for eight teams, announced his retirement Wednesday in a coordinated effort from four ballclubs he spent time with. The Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels all sent out the same tweet at the same time, announcing...
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Questioning John McDonald’s 2014 season

Am I really going to spill digital ink about John McDonald? Is it really worth spending time reviewing the season of a guy who was more coach than player? I guess we’re about to find out. Why is John McDonald?The best I can tell, McDonald existed on the Angels roster because of their desire to improve team chemistry. McDonald has purportedly lasted in this league as long as he...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

John McDonald’s Wife Picks Up World Series Ring During Ceremony At Fenway

John McDonald knows how unpredictable baseball can be. Thus, the 39-year-old infielder wasn’t going to take any chances when it came to his 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series ring. McDonald, now with the Los Angeles Angels, originally was going to wait until the Halos visit Fenway Park this season to receive his ring. But after further consideration, McDonald’s wife, Maura, picked...
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Player Projection: John McDonald

The Angels needed a few small things to fill out their roster this spring. One of them was a utility infielder with a good glove and some clubhouse leadership. They think they got those things in John McDonald.   PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB% SO% ...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: McDonald makes the team, Freese not concerned over spring slump

The March 26th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including McDonald makes the team, Freese not concerned over spring slump and much more... The Story: John McDonald has made the Angels roster in what might very well be his last season. The Monkey Says: This was expected, but now it is official. I'm not sure what McDonald has left to give on the field...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels purchase contract of John McDonald, Nationals release Mike Gonzalez

The Los Angeles Angels will begin the season with John McDonald on their bench. McDonald, 39, will serve as a utility infielder for the team. Ideally he will not see the field often but if he does he gives the Angels flexibility to play across the infield. Not known for his bat, McDonald appeared in 51 games last season hitting .118/.197/.174 for Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Philadelphia...
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: John McDonald, Former Red Sox Infielder, Signs Minor League Deal With Angels

John McDonald is joining his eighth Major League Baseball organization. McDonald, who finished the 2013 season as a member of the Boston Red Sox, has agreed to a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels, according to’s Rob Bradford. McDonald’s deal reportedly includes an invitation to spring training, and the 39-year-old infielder will earn $850,000 if he makes...
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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