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Yankees claim Darnell McDonald off waivers from Red Sox

Jul 4, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT


Darnell McDonald will be staying in the AL East after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox, as the Yankees claimed the 33-year-old outfielder off waivers.

McDonald had a solid season in 2010 when pressed into unexpectedly regular action for the Red Sox, but has hit just .228 with a .695 OPS in 117 games since then and is little more than a reserve outfielder.

He’s unlikely to stick around if/when Brett Gardner comes off the disabled list, but could draw some starts versus left-handed pitching in the meantime.

  1. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Jul 4, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Might be a little inneresting if he wasn’t a marginal player.

  2. genericcommenter - Jul 4, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    I’ve been a Yankees fan for 30 years and Darnell McDonald fan for 15, but I don’t want him to see any action with the big club.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

      I understand your reason for not wanting him to see any action with the big club; however, fans of the other AL teams would be happy if he played at least semi regularly.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:27 AM

        all this coming from a fan of a LAST PLACE TEAM as i predicted by the way back in march!! Every year we go thru this with bluegay fans and all the sandwich picks in the world will NOT help this team period! Time to send them away like we did the expos, its time, get rid of this POS team NOW

  3. genericcommenter - Jul 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Though it would be cool if he somehow produces at least some value for both the Sox and Yanks after the Os paid him $1 million and never used him.

  4. pisano - Jul 5, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Purely a defensive replacement, I don’t think the Yankees are concerned with his BA.

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