Yankees Designate McDonald For Assignment

The Yankees designated outfielder Darnell McDonald for assignment, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports (on Twitter). The move creates roster space for C.C. Sabathia, who starts tonight against the Blue Jays.

The Yankees claimed McDonald off of waivers from the Red Sox 13 days ago. He has a .205/.297/.352 batting line in 103 total plate appearances this year and owns a .246/.312/.394 line in six MLB seasons.

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  1. Hopefully they put his dreads on ice before it was too late.

  2. Guest 3 years ago

    So much for the haircut.

  3. John LeClair 3 years ago

    Hahahaha I hope the Haircut was free!

  4. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Next stop.. Baltimore! Let’s make a McDonald sighting all across the AL East this season..

    • drjayphd 3 years ago

      ESPECIALLY when he’s playing the Red Sox. They could use any advantage they can get.

      • Karkat 3 years ago

        Describing Darnell McDonald as an “advantage” in any context is a very bad joke

    • ugen64 3 years ago

      he played for baltimore many years ago. just needs to join the blue jays to complete the circuit. he’s like eric hinske except without the magical timing to join when his teams reached the WS.

      • Gregory McCann 3 years ago

        and talent. Hinskie was a big piece of the Yankees bench in 2009.

  5. hawkny1 3 years ago

    .246 lifetime in MLB……. that is not too bad for a 4th or 5th OF’er.  Some team like the Padres or Rockies might want to give him a 10-day look see.  

    • cloudrambler 3 years ago

      It is bad for someone drafted in the 1st round.

      • Kurisu Rg 3 years ago

        Unless he was drafted first overall, it isn’t really that bad. Heck Matt Bush wishes he had been able to waste a team’s roster spot for as long as McDonald did

        • LazerTown 3 years ago

          26th pick, and only 7 players ahead of him became all stars.  Wasn’t a great pick, but wasn’t a bad pick.  So many late first rounders never make it.

    • leachim2 3 years ago

      I definitely don’t think the Padres want him.

  6. Those poor dreadlocks, cut off so that Darnell could spend 13 days with the Yankees. lol

  7. jondogg2010 3 years ago

    Everyone knows Cashman signed him to spite the Red Sox… I mean 2 starts in the 3 game series That weekend?

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

       Why? It helped Boston anyway? who would know better than the Sox that he will swing at any off speed pitch in the dirt, as well as a FB in his eyes?

  8. 22deputydo33 3 years ago

    i don’t why the yankees even claimed darnell McDonald off waivers to begin with. darnell McDonald started out in the orioles organization. he has never been that great of a player.

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