The Red Sox beat the August non-waiver trade deadline by dealing for Providence College alum John McDonald. Boston sent minor league pitcher Nefi Ogando to the Phillies for the soon-to-be 39-year-old infielder. McDonald is hitting just .111 this year in 37 games for three different teams (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland). He is mostly know for his defensive wizardry at second, short and third. The 24-year old Ogando was 2-3 in 33 games for High-A Salem this year—sporting a 4.09 ERA. McDonald will be available to play in the post-season should the Red Sox make it there.