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John McDonald Traded to the Indians

John McDonald Traded to the Indians

Has John McDonald been traded to the Indians? Photo Credit: David Hague

Mike DiMauro, a sports columnist at The New London Day, says that John McDonald has been traded to the Cleveland Indians.

https://twitter.com/BCgenius/status/344185811803176961

I'm not sure how a writer from a Connecticut outlet would hear about this first. At the same time, I'm not sure why a writer from a Connecticut paper would think to make up a John McDonald-to-Cleveland rumor, so I don't have any reason to not trust the report. Plus, the Pirates will need to clear a spot on their 40-man roster for Gerrit Cole, and there's no need for McDonald with Jordy Mercer doing so well in the majors and Chase d'Arnaud healthy in the minors. So it all adds up. I'll update this with more if more information comes out on this rumor.

UPDATE 5:11 PM: As pointed out in the comments below, McDonald is from Connecticut. He's actually from New London, which is where the paper is located. So it makes sense that they wo...

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