Report: Darnell McDonald Re-Signs With Cubs on Minor League Deal


Darnell McDonald is staying put.

The Cubs re-signed McDonald to a minor league deal, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy. McDonald appeared in 25 games with Chicago in 2013.

McDonald spent most of his 2013 season with Triple-A Iowa. He hit .236 (62-for-263) with four homers and 26 RBIs in 92 games with Iowa, and hit .302 (16-for-53) with a homer and five RBIs at the big league level.

McDonald has a career .285/.353/.453 line against left-handed pitchers. He also has the ability to play all three outfield positions.

McDonald spent parts of three seasons with the Red Sox before being claimed off waivers by the Yankees in July 2012. The 35-year-old played in a career-high 117 games with Boston in 2010, during which he hit .270 with nine home runs and 34 RBIs.

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