The utility man does give the Red Sox depth on the left side of the infield, where he is considered a strong defender. Boston will need to clear a spot on their 40-man roster for McDonald.
Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield had high praises for McDonald back in June, telling Evan Drellich of Mass Live:
"In order to be able to make a play when hasn't played for eight days, and make plays consistently - the best guy I've ever had as a utility player is John McDonald. And I was never surprised at anything Johnny did defensively, because he rehearsed it every day at full speed."
Ogando, 24, has spent the season with High-A Salem. The right-hander has made 33 appearances out of the bullpen, posting a 4.09 ERA with 44 strikeouts.