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Red Sox Trade For East Lyme Native

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 23: John McDonald #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies fields the ball in the fifth inning of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park on August 23, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** John McDonald

PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 23: John McDonald #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies fields the ball in the fifth inning of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park on August 23, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John McDonald

The Red Sox have acquired East Lyme native John McDonald from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league right-hander Nefi Ogando.

McDonald, the former East Lyme High School and UConn-Avery Point standout, adds depth all over the infield and gives Boston an experienced glove for the stretch drive. The AL East leaders announced the deal Saturday night during a game against the Chicago White Sox.

Because the move was made by the end of August, McDonald would be eligible to play for Boston in the postseason.

The 38-year-old McDonald has spent 15 years in the majors. He has played for Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Philadelphia this season, hitting .098 with a homer and four RBIs in 61 at-bats and 45 games.

The 24-year-old Ogando was 2-3 with a 4.09 ERA and three saves for Class-A Salem this season. He made 33 relief appearances covering 55 innings.

The Phillies also sent cash to Boston as part of the deal.

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