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The right place, the right time

The Sox needed a spark, McDonald needed a chance, and the rest is history

Updated: April 21, 2010, 11:39 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- He was stashed in a safe house, or whatever the baseball equivalent is called.

"It's a secret spot,'' Darnell McDonald said of where he was waiting on call before being summoned to the Red Sox clubhouse a little more than an hour before the first pitch Tuesday night, when the Sox elected after batting practice to place outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list. "I can't divulge the spot. They have a fast way of getting you here when they do make the decision.''

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