McDonald, 38, was acquired by the Indians from the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 10th before being designated for assignment yesterday. He is primarily a shortstop but can play second and third base and he also played a bit of left field in 2009-2010. On the year he is 2-for-38 hitting .053/.163/.079 with one RBI.
McDonald is expected to meet the Phillies in Los Angeles tomorrow at which point a roster move will be made to accommodate the new-comer on the 25 man roster. This is not a move that will impact a lot of things but it might mean not seeing Michael Martinez at the Major League level - which is always alright in my book.
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