The Red Sox made a minor trade to improve their infield depth on Saturday night, obtaining 38-year-old John McDonald from the Phillies for pitching prospect Nefi Ogando.
McDonald is a native of East Lyme, Conn., who played at Providence College and now lives in Scituate. This is the fourth time he has been traded since March 20.
McDonald offers defensive versatility off the bench given his extensive experience at shortstop, second base and third base. He has spent 15 years in the majors with six teams. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.