Red Sox Acquire Infielder John McDonald From Phillies
BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox acquired infielder John McDonald and cash considerations Saturday from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league pitcher Nefi Ogando, the Sox announced in a prepared statement.
A 15-year major league veteran, McDonald, 38, has appeared in 45 games this season between the Pittsburgh Pirates (16), Cleveland Indians (8), and Philadelphia Phillies (21). Between the three clubs, he combined to hit .098 (6-for-61) with one double, one home run, and four RBI.
The native of New London, Conn., and current Scituate resident has appeared primarily as a shortstop in his career, with 575 games at the position. McDonald has posted a career .972 fielding percentage at shortstop. In addition, he has played 210 games at second base, 143 games at third base and seven games in the outfield.
McDonald was a 12th-round selection of the Indians in the 1996 June Draft. He has played with the Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Pirates and Phillies.
Ogando, a 24-year-old right-hander, spent the season with High-A Salem, the 2013 Southern Division Champions in the Carolina League. In 33 relief appearances this year, the native of Santo Domingo went 2-3 with three saves, a 4.09 ERA, and 44 strikeouts. Ogando was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in 2010.