January 7, 2015 –Former Buffalo Bisons infielder JOHN McDONALD retired today after a 16-year Major League career.

McDonald, 40, played in 257 games with the Bisons in parts of three seasons, 1999-2001. For his Buffalo career, he averaged .270 (252-933) with 46 doubles, three home runs, 94 RBI and 27 stolen bases. A mainstay at shortstop in the club’s first few years back in the International League, McDonald is considered one of the best defensive players in Bisons modern era history.

McDonald played in 1,100 big league games with eight different clubs from 1999-2014, including seven seasons with both the Cleveland Indians (1999-2004, 2013) and the Toronto Blue Jays (2005-2011). He set career highs of 123 games played, 20 doubles and 31 RBI for the Blue Jays in 2007. For his career, McDonald hit .233 with 105 doubles, 28 home runs and 210 RBI.

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