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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...
Via NESN.com
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

It May Be Time For Defensive Specialist John McDonald To Retire

John McDonald just completed his 15th big-league season. The 39 year-old infielder played for four different teams in 2013, finishing the season with the Boston Red Sox. In between, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, and the Philadelphia Phillies.   Calling McDonald a light-hitting shortstop would do Brendan Ryan a disservice. He possesses a career...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

John McDonald Always Thought Playing for Red Sox Was Possibility, Excited for Opportunity With Boston

John McDonald is finally playing in his own backyard. McDonald — a New London, Conn., native, Scituate, Mass., resident and Providence College product — is now suiting up for the Red Sox in his 15th major league season. While it marks McDonald’s seventh major league team and fourth of 2013, the 38-year-old journeyman always viewed Boston as a potential destination. “I think...
Via NESN.com
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox acquire IF John McDonald from Phillies

In an attempt to bolster their infield depth for stretch run, the Boston Red Sox acquired veteran infielder John McDonald from the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night in exchange for Single-A pitcher Nefi Ogando. The Red Sox will become McDonald’s fourth team this season but Boston mainly acquired him for his leadership on and off the field and versatility. Despite only hitting...
Via CLNS Radio
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox get McDonald from Phillies

The Red Sox acquired infielder John McDonald in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. McDonald adds depth all over the infield and gives AL East-leading Boston an experienced glove for the stretch drive. Because the move was made by the end of August, McDonald is eligible to play for Red Sox in the postseason. The Phillies received minor league right-hander Nefi Ogando...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Trade McDonald to Red Sox

McDonald, seen here celebrating his only homer in 2013 as a Phillie with Chooch. Photo by AP. Color me surprised: Ruben Amaro Jr. found a taker for Major League Baseball’s most statistically ineffective player John McDonald, shipping the utility infielder he got for nothing for Nefi Ogando, a 24-year old reliever from the Dominican Republic in his fourth season in organized baseball...
Via Phillies Nation
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Galvis Demoted to Clear Room for McDonald

Galvis with Reading in 2011, image- Jay Floyd Following Thursday’s acquisition of infielder John McDonald from Cleveland, the Phillies made room on their active big league roster by demoting infielder Freddy Galvis to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. McDonald, a veteran of 15 major league seasons, has a career .235 batting average and a .605 career OPS mark.  The 38-year-old posted a ...
Via Phillies Nation
June 28, 2013  |  1 Comment

McDonald back with Indians nearly 9 years later

John McDonald has rejoined the Cleveland Indians nearly nine years after playing his last game for his first major league team. McDonald was in uniform and on the bench for the Indians' game Tuesday night in Texas. The Indians reacquired the 38-year utility infielder from Pittsburgh on Monday. He was sent to the Indians after the Pirates recalled him from a rehab assignment...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rumor: John McDonald Traded to the Indians?

Has John McDonald been traded to the Indians? Photo Credit: David Hague Mike DiMauro, a sports columnist at The New London Day, says that John McDonald has been traded to the Cleveland Indians. Spies say John McDonald has just been traded from the Pirates to the Indians, now that Asdrubal Cabrera is injured #MLB — Mike DiMauro (@BCgenius) June 10, 2013 I’m not sure how a writer...
Via Pirates Prospects
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs deal infielder McDonald to Pirates

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Diamondbacks traded veteran infielder John McDonald to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. McDonald was informed of the trade Wednesday morning and cleared out his locker at Salt River Fields before saying goodbyes to teammates and staff. The Diamondbacks have not confirmed who they received in return. McDonald, 38, came to the D-backs in an Aug. 2011...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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