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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17 Comments on "Yankees Designate McDonald For Assignment"


3 years 1 month ago

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

Guest
3 years 1 month ago

So much for the haircut.

John LeClair
3 years 1 month ago

Hahahaha I hope the Haircut was free!

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

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

drjayphd
3 years 1 month ago

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

Karkat
3 years 1 month ago

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

ugen64
3 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

hawkny1
3 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

Kurisu Rg
3 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

I definitely don’t think the Padres want him.

3 years 1 month ago

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

jondogg2010
3 years 1 month 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 1 month 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?

22deputydo33
3 years 1 month 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.