Cubs Re-Sign OF Darnell McDonald to Minor League Contract

According to a report from Baseball America, the Cubs re-signed outfielder Darnell McDonald to a minor league contract. The deal should include a non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training.

McDonald spent last season in the Cubs organization and finished the year with the big league club. The 35-year old outfielder hit .302/.351/.434/.785 with four doubles and one home run in 25 games.

Darnell McDonald should join veteran outfielder Aaron Cunningham and Casper Wells in big league camp to compete for a job on the Cubs’ Opening Day roster. McDonald hit .236/.307/.346/.653 with 13 doubles, two triples and four home runs in 92 games with the Iowa Cubs last year.

Darnell McDonald’s Page on Baseball-Reference

In other minor league news, the Tigers inked RHP Eduardo Sanchez to a minor league deal. Sanchez spent a majority of last season in the Cubs’ organization after he was claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

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  • 07GreyDigger

    I know everyone tells me how I never say anything negative about the FO. But I’ll say it here. Minor league deal or not, what a waste of money.

    • J Daniel

      Agree 100%!!! What a waste.

      • 07GreyDigger

        Interesting fact about Darnell McDonald. Owns a career .286 average against lefties.

  • frank

    You got to be kidding me??Darnell McDonald

    • CubbyDenCritic

      I know…you were waiting for Doug Dascenzo to return.

  • GuestFan

    Let me rush out and get some season tix ordered!!!

    • J Daniel

      I have been on the waiting list for a number of years. The actually called me a few weeks ago. I did not respond as this product they are putting out is horrible. I am all for a rebuild and understand it was needed. I understand that intentionally losing was required to help build the system with high picks and possible future stars. I understand the signing and trading of free agents to help the process along.

      At this point I believe they should be combining the signing and keeping of good free agents along with bring players up.

  • CubbyDenCritic

    Fans of Iowa Cubs must be thrilled that they will be seeing McDonald, Wells, & Cunningham next summer…..does this mean BJax has a ticket for the North SIde?……..what about Vitters outfield development?………or how about Szczur?…….Ha?…..
    will we see the return of Tony Campana & Sam Fuld????…….or Miguel Dilone?

  • CubbyDenCritic

    According to ESPN, Cubs will non-tender to Daniel Bard.

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