Recently designated Red Sox outfielder Darnell McDonald has been claimed by the rival New York Yankees. McDonald posted a note on his personal Twitter account stating he had just got off the phone with Yankees GM, Brian Cashman and is proud to announce he is a new member of the New York Yankees.
For McDonald it’s a sweet new start where he finds himself in first place in the division. For the Red Sox and their fans it’s one more dagger in our hearts courtesy of the arch rivals. Heaven forbid McDonald come back to Fenway this weekend and showcase a hot bat at the plate, something he was never able to get going this season in Boston. This is just one more douse of gasoline on an already burning fire that is known as the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry.
On the season, McDonald had produced a line of .214/.309/.369 with 2 home runs and 9 RBI in 99 plate appearances. For his career, the versatile outfielder has a .248 average.
The Yankees outfield is similar to the Red Sox in that it is becoming quite crowded. McDonald joins the likes of Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson, Raul Ibanez, Andruw Jones, Dewayne Wise and Brett Gardner who is currently on the DL. To make room for McDonald the Yankees designated pitcher Chris Schwinden for assignment.