Blue Jays Sign John McDonald



    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed shortstop
JOHN McDONALD to a two year contract worth 3.8 million dollars for the 2008 &
2009 seasons.
    McDONALD, 32, is currently batting .252 in a career high 110 games this
season. Has set career highs with 16 doubles and 28 RBI while collecting two
triples and a home run. This season he has posted a .985 fielding percentage
which leads American League shortstops (min 100.0 innings). The 5-11, 185lb.
right-handed hitter has committed just six errors and has assisted in turning
59 double plays.
    In eight Major League seasons, the East Lyme, Connecticut native has hit
.240 with 55 doubles, eight home runs and 100 RBI. McDonald owns a .972
fielding percentage while appearing at three separate positions; second base,
shortstop and third base.





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