Darnell McDonald CF CHC 5 Months

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 6 Months

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 10 Months

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 11 Months

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 12 Months

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 Aug 10 '13

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 Aug 09 '13

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 Jan 10 '131 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 Oct 06 '12

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 Jul 19 '12

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.