Johnny Mac, he ain't coming back.......
We are gonna miss number six!
He actually left on August 23rd when he was packaged up with Aaron Hill and traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Kelly Johnson.
While John McDonald wasn't one of the key members of the Jays, getting into 549 games in seven seasons in a Jays uniform, it seems most of his moments on the diamond were key.
His hustle, glove and patience made him a fan favourite.
I'm sure the news that he has resigned with the Diamondbacks are going to leave those Toronto Blue Jay's fans who had hoped for his return a little sad.
DAVID COOPER - Blue Jays Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Bryan King uses a tethered belt with John McDonald #6 for their resistance sprint program as part of the condition at the Cecil B. Englebert Complex, in Dunedin, February 17, 2011.
TONY BOCK - Magic with the glove, there always seemed like Johnny Mac's bat had a little magic in it with several key hits as a Jay. Here John McDonald strikes out in the seventh inning with two runners on base, May14, 2009.
TONY BOCK - Jays beat RedSox, 7-4. Eighth inning, John Mcdonald and Vernon Wells collide going for a Kevin Youkilis triple, Alex Rios winces watching them, though both continued in the game. June 4, 2008.
PETER POWER -The Toronto Blue Jays were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies 11-6 during an afternoon game at Rogers Centre in Toronto. John McDonald celebrates after being called safe on a play at the plate in the 3rd inning. He slid past the plate, and during the race back to home plate Phillies catcher Sal Fasano lost the ball trying to make the tag. July 2, 2006.
DAVID COOPER - Toronto Blue Jays John McDonald rolls around in pain during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, May 6, 2008. McDonald was helped off the field by Blue Jays medical staff.
ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE - Toronto Blue Jays John McDonald checks on Minnesota Twins Justin Morneau after breaking up a double play during 8th inning MLB play at the Rogers Centre. Morneau did not return to the game in the bottom half of the inning. July 07, 2010.
DAVID COOPER - John McDonald starting at third base makes a diving stop on a hard hit ball off the bat of Pat Burrell in the second inning during the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Burrell was out on the play as John McDonald recovered the ball and got him at first. August 26 2009.
LUCAS OLENIUK - On Father's Day, a couple days after his own father passed away, John McDonald is congratulated by his teamates after hitting the game winning homer in the bottom of the 11th inning. The Toronto Blue Jays hosted the Tampa Bay Rays and won 6-4 in 11 innings. April 22, 2011
John McDonald's Line as a Toronto Blue Jay
Games At Bats Runs Hits Doubles Triples Homers RBI's Stolen Bases Walks Average
549 1337 160 325 62 8 17 140 26 58 .243
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