McDonald, Link, May Cut
The Dodgers cut three more players Saturday, most notably pitcher James McDonald, who spent most of last season in the Major Leagues.
Also optioned to Minor League camp were reliever Jon Link and catcher Lucas May. Link was acquired in the Juan Pierre trade that impressed manager Joe Torre with his aggressive approach. May is a promising switch-hitting catcher who hit .306 at Double-A Chattanooga last year.
For McDonald, the demotion was another blow in a dreadful spring and his fate was sealed when he allowed six runs in 1 1/3 innings Friday night against the Padres. After the game and long after the clubhouse cleared, McDonald was still sitting in front of his locker, in uniform, head in hands. — Ken Gurnick