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Red Sox cut OF Darnell McDonald

Updated: June 30, 2012, 10:52 PM ET
By John Hickey | Special to ESPNBoston.com

SEATTLE -- The last time Darnell McDonald went through this, it seemed final.

It wasn't.

It's been two years since McDonald was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox in what might have been the quickest DFA on record.

Jacoby Ellsbury immediately went out and injured his ribs early in 2010. McDonald hadn't even gotten to the airport to fly home when he got the call: All was forgiven and would he please come back.

He wound up playing in 117 games that year. ...

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