WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - The Cleveland Indians traded minor league outfielder Donzell McDonald to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday for a player to be named.
McDonald batted .250 this spring before being reassigned to the minor league camp on March 18. The 27-year-old signed a minor league deal with the Indians in November after spending seven years in the New York Yankees' organization.
McDonald played in five games with the Yankees last season after being brought up from Triple-A Columbus. He hit .257 with eight homers, 36 RBIs and 20 steals for the Clippers.
The Indians also released right-hander J.D. Brammer, who didn't pitch last season because of injuries.
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