• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Former Angels third baseman John McDonald retires from MLB

    The Angels announced third baseman John McDonald has retired from the major leagues. In 2014, McDonald played in 95 games and hit .171 with five RBI.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Lefty starter fuels lineup changes Friday for Angels

    Angels designated hitter Raul Ibanez has received a rare day off Friday to avoid Detroit left-hander Drew Smyly. Howie Kendrick is set to serve as the DH with defensive specialist John McDonald taking over at second base.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    John McDonald makes opening day roster

    Angels infielder John McDonald has made the opening day roster, according to MLB.com. McDonald was added to the club's 40-man roster, which means he will likely serve as a utility infielder on the major-league club. The team had to pay him a $100,000 bonus if McDonald was not on the 40-man roster by today. McDonald hit .116 in 69 at-bats last year. He's regarded as a strong fielder.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    John McDonald signs with Angels

    Free-agent shortstop John McDonald has signed with the Angels. The 39-year-old played for four different teams last season. Throughout his career, he's been considered an elite defensive player.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Red Sox become free agents

    In addition to outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, first baseman Mike Napoli and shortstop Stephen Drew, who were extended qualifying offers, and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who was not, Red Sox relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan and infielder John McDonald have filed for free agency. Relief pitcher Matt Thornton is also a free agent, having had his team option declined.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Red Sox add John McDonald to roster

    The Red Sox added infielder John McDonald to the active roster Sunday, MLB.com reports. McDonald has already played in major league games with Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Philadelphia this season.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Red Sox trade for John McDonald

    The Phillies traded infielder John McDonald to the Red Sox for right-handed reliever Nefi Ogando, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports Saturday.McDonald batted .174/.208/.304 with one home run and three RBI in 23 at-bats with the Phillies. Ogando posted a 4.09 ERA in 55 innings of relief with Class A Carolina.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Phillies use John McDonald as pitcher in extra-inning game

    Phillies infielder John McDonald was called on to record the final out in the 18th inning Saturday against the Diamondbacks. McDonald, who replaced outfielder Casper Wells, allowed two hits and struck out one batter in a 12-7 loss. "I wouldn't call what I did pitching," said McDonald, who thought he last pitched when he was 15 or 16 years old in American Legion ball, per MLB.com. "I was just trying to compete and get us out of the inning."

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    John McDonald traded to Phillies

    Indians infielder John McDonald has been traded to the Phillies, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. McDonald was designated for assignment by the Indians Wednesday to make room for Asdrubal Cabrera. McDonald is known mainly as a defensive specialist. He's hitting just .058 /.163/.079 in 38 at-bats. The Indians will receive a player to be named later or cash for McDonald.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Indians DFA infielder John McDonald

    Indians infielder John McDonald was designated for assignment Wednesday to clear a roster spot for Asdrubal Cabrera, who was activated off the 15-day disabled list. McDonald was hitless in seven at-bats (eight games) for Cleveland.