McDonald lands with Phillies in trade from Indians

The Cleveland Indians traded utility infielder John McDonald to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, one day after the Indians designated the former East Lyme High School star for assignment.

According to a story on, McDonald was traded for a player to be named later or cash considerations. McDonald, 38, is expected to join the Phillies in Los Angeles today.

It is the third team for McDonald this season. He joined the Indians earlier this month in a trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates and played in eight games. He was designated for assignment after the Indians activiated shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list.

McDonald is batting .236 over 978 career games - he is just 2-for-38 this season - but is considered a strong presence on defense.

- Day Staff Reports


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