Monday, June 25, 2007
Twins complete trade
While it is only a small trade, the Twins acquired OF Darnell McDonald, a 28 year-old career minor leaguer. McDonald was acquired from the Nationals for the rights to P Levale Speigner. Speigner was to be optioned to the minors, but as a rule-5 draft pick, had to be offered back to his original team first. The Twins could have accepted $25,000 but instead opted for the trade. McDonald was a first round selection for the Baltimore Orioles in 1997, and has a sub-.200 batting average in his few major league at-bats. McDonald was in class-AAA for the Nationals, and that doesn't say much about his potential if he can't make the Nationals roster. McDonald will join the Twins AAA-affiliate Rochester.