John McDonald agrees to minor league deal with Angels
|01.16.14 at 11:36 am ET|
Utility infielder John McDonald, who was acquired by the Red Sox on Aug. 31 to provide depth for the final month of the regular season, has agreed to a minor league deal with the Angels with an invitation to spring training, according to a major league source.
McDonald, 39, will make $850,000 plus incentives if he makes the team. His primary competition is likely to come from Andrew Romine, a 28-year-old who has appeared in 74 games over the past four seasons with the Angels and hit .250/.303/.270. Romine is the brother of Yankees catcher Austin Romine and the son of former Red Sox outfielder Kevin Romine.
McDonald, a Connecticut native and former Providence College star, appeared in six games for the Sox in September, collecting two hits in eight at-bats. He played for three other teams in 2013 as well.
Known mainly for his defense and versatility, McDonald has played 15 major league seasons with seven teams, hitting .235/.274/.327.
Latest from Bleacher Report
- After slow start, Cecchini heating up at the plate, settling into left field
- Cup of Coffee: Watkins earns save after catching 14 innings
- Weekly Notes: Johnson makes Major League debut
- Cup of Coffee: Big offensive performances from Pawtucket, Greenville and Portland
- Cup of Coffee: Cuevas, Travis highlight tight Portland victory
- Cup of Coffee: Tejeda's big night pushes Portland past Fisher Cats
- 2015 Draft Recap: Benintendi a best-case scenario
- Podcast Ep. 81: Dropping in on the Drive, Darren Fenster interview
- Cup of Coffee: Owens solid again, Portland stages comeback
- Cup of Coffee: Benintendi, Heller, bullpens highlight day for system