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Diamondbacks rumors: Arizona wants to trade John McDonald

The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to trade infielder John McDonald.


The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to trade infielder John McDonald, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Rosenthal notes that the D'backs don't have room on their roster for McDonald if Willie Bloomquist and Cliff Pennington are healthy.

McDonald is a highly regarded defender that has played all over the infield as well as seeing limited time in the outfield. Arizona signed the veteran to a two-year, $3 million contract last offseason. He appeared in 70 games for the D'backs, hitting .249/.295/.386 with nine doubles and six home runs over 213 plate appearances.

McDonald -- who turns 39 in September -- has played for four teams over his 14-year playing career. He's spent a majority of his time in the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays -- seven years -- and Cleveland Indians -- six years.

McDonald has always been a reserve player in the bigs, as he only totaled north of 300 plate appearances in one single season. Over his 14 years in the majors he owns a career batting line of .239/.276/.331.

The Yankees are seeking a corner infielder to fill in for the injured Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez, but McDonald's never manned first base and offers little power from the hot corner. The St. Louis Cardinals recently lost shortstop Rafael Furcal for the season and could show interest in adding depth at the position.

Adam J. Morris of Lone Star Ball believes McDonald would be a "good fit" for the Texas Rangers as a utility player.