Jays trade Hill, McDonald

Aaron Hill (pictured), along with John McDonald, were traded by the Blue Jays to the Diamondbacks...

Aaron Hill (pictured), along with John McDonald, were traded by the Blue Jays to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. (QMI Agency/Dave Abel)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:56 PM ET

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have traded underperforming second baseman Aaron Hill and fan favourite utility infielder John McDonald to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for second baseman Kelly Johnson.

Johnson has appeared in 114 games with Arizona this season, hitting .209 with 18 home runs and 49 runs batted in.

The Blue Jays will also recall catcher Brian Jeroloman from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League.

Hill, who had a breakout year in 2009 which saw him hit 36 homers and 108 RBI, has struggled since, hitting a paltry .225 with 6 homers and 45 RBI this season. He has spent his entire career in the Jays organization since being selected 13th overall in the 2003 MLB draft.

McDonald is batting .250 in 65 games mainly coming off the bench, adding two home runs and 20 RBI.


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