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Diamondbacks sign McDonald to two-year deal

Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:06 pm
Edited on: November 2, 2011 9:15 pm
 
McDonaldBy Evan Brunell

The Diamondbacks have reached a two-year agreement with utility infielder John McDonald, the team announced on Wednesday. McDonald will recieve $3 million total, split evenly over the two seasons.

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McDonald's signing likely means Arizona will wave sayonara to Willie Bloomquist, who was a utility infielder last season for the Diamondbacks, but started at shortstop following Stephen Drew's season-ending injury. McDonald has 13 full seasons in the majors, and less than two of these seasons were spent not as a member of the Indians or Blue Jays. McDonald came over from Toronto, whom he had played for since 2005, in an August deal along with Aaron Hill to shore up the infield defense.

McDonald should play the next two seasons in a backup role. He is known for his defense and is far from being a decent hitter. In fact, for Arizona, McDonald hit .169/.222/.203 as he swiped playing time from Bloomquist thanks to his ability to pick it. If he gets pressured into a starting role for 'Zona, you know things aren't going according to plan. But as a backup middle infielder, McDonald's defense gives the Diamondbacks one of the better options in the majors for such a role.

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Comments

Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:24 am
 

Diamondbacks sign McDonald to two-year deal

pretty sure we havent finished last in quite some time....hows your easy division, pretty sure the Jays would be winning that division rather easily, D-Backs would be worse then the Orioles!



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:31 am
 

Diamondbacks sign McDonald to two-year deal

Don't worry Jay boy the D-backs will finish once again as the NL West champs and once again the Jays will finish last like usually. Boy really the Jays are idiots like this boy is.



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:22 am
 

Diamondbacks sign McDonald to two-year deal

The Jays will surely miss Johnny Mac.  His connection with the city and the fans was amazing, but I am sure both Johnny and the Jays will be happy in the long run.



Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2011 11:59 pm
 

Diamondbacks sign McDonald to two-year deal

Well...maybe the D-Backs will trade him back to the Jays when they go back to last place next season and the Jays are in the pennant race.



Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Diamondbacks sign McDonald to two-year deal

very sad news for jays fans...


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