"[We'll use him] only if we really, really need him," Gaston said. "He's the last guy on the bench today. He looks OK, but he's a little weak."
McDonald spent Friday and Saturday back home in Connecticut to be with his ailing father, and rejoined the Blue Jays on Sunday in Arlington. McDonald was told to stay back at the team's hotel rather than attend Sunday's workout. McDonald said he was feeling better on Monday.