Red Sox Acquire Infielder John McDonald From Phillies in Exchange for Minor League Pitcher


1377996392_BSfgKqhCUAEcPSXThe Red Sox have acquired utility infielder John McDonald and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league pitcher Nefi Ogando.

Boston will be McDonald’s fourth home of the season, as the 38-year-old has spent time with the Pirates, Indians and most recently the Phillies. Between the three clubs, he has gone 6-for-61 with one home run and four RBIs, but the veteran infielder brings strong defensive capabilities to the Sox.

With a career .972 fielding percentage at shortstop, McDonald also adds versatility, as he has spent time at second base, third base and the outfield as well.

Oganda spent the season with High-A Salem, and the right-hander posted a 4.09 ERA in 33 relief appearances while recording 44 strikeouts in 55 innings.

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