Darnell McDonald CF CHC 11 months ago

Darnell McDonald has joined the Cubs' front office as a baseball operations assistant.

McDonald officially announced his retirement on April 6 after batting .250/.314/.397 over parts of seven major league seasons. The 35-year-old was hired to his new role Tuesday by Cubs president Theo Epstein.

Darnell McDonald CF CHC 1 year ago

Cubs reassigned OF Darnell McDonald to minor league camp.

McDonald hit just .222/.344/.296 over 15 games this spring. He'll provide depth at Triple-A.

Darnell McDonald CF CHC 1 year ago

Cubs re-signed OF Darnell McDonald to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

McDonald was outrighted off the Cubs' 40-man roster in early October, but the two sides maintained mutual interest and were able to work out a non-guaranteed deal for 2014. McDonald, 35, batted .302/.351/.434 in 57 plate appearances this past season for Chicago. He's a .250/.314/.397 career hitter in the major leagues.

Darnell McDonald CF CHC 1 year ago

Cubs sent OF Darnell McDonald outright to Triple-A Iowa.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. McDonald, who turns 35 in November, batted .302 (16-for-53) with one home run and five RBI in 25 games with the Cubs this season.

Darnell McDonald CF CHC 2 years ago

Darnell McDonald hit a three-run homer and doubles twice to lead the Cubs offense on Wednesday.

The homer was his first in 51 at-bats for the Cubs this season. In fact, he had just two extra-base hits total before collecting three today. This will give him something to remember his Cubs tenure by after he's dropped from the 40-man roster next month.

Darnell McDonald CF CHC 2 years ago

Cubs purchased the contract of OF Darnell McDonald from Triple-A Iowa.

McDonald is hitting just .236/.307/.346 this year in Triple-A. He is doubtful to hold fantasy value.

Darnell McDonald CF CHC 2 years ago

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Cubs are prepared to call up outfielder Darnell McDonald.

This is assuming that Dioner Navarro will require a trip to the disabled list for his ankle injury. McDonald, 34, is hitting .236/.307/.346 with four home runs and 26 RBI in 92 games with the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate this season.

Darnell McDonald CF CHC 2 years ago1 Comment

Cubs signed OF Darnell McDonald to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

McDonald posted a .205/.297/.352 batting line in 103 plate appearances last season between the Red Sox and Yankees. He'll function as outfield depth for the Cubs.

Darnell McDonald CF CHC 2 years ago

Darnell McDonald has elected free agency.

McDonald has six years of minor league service time and was granted his release. He'll look to compete for a roster spot in spring training next season. Blake DeWitt (Cubs), Brian Bixler (Astros), and Evan Meek (Pirates) have also elected free agency.

Darnell McDonald CF CHC 3 years ago

Yankees sent OF Darnell McDonald outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

McDonald successfully passed through waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. He'll serve as outfield depth at the Triple-A level.