Darnell McDonald CF CHC 3 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 6 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 7 Months
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 '13
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 Jun 30 '12
Darnell McDonald is expected to be the corresponding move for Josh Beckett's return from the disabled list.
It's not clear if he'll be designated for assignment or placed on the DL. McDonald is currently behind Ryan Kalish and Daniel Nava on the outfield depth chart and may not be completely recovered from an oblique injury earlier this season. The Red Sox will announce an official move prior to Saturday's game.