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Sun, 19 May 2013 12:39:40 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) is scheduled to throw bullpen sessions Tuesday, May 21, and Friday, May 24. If all goes well, he will make a rehab start for Double-A Altoona May 27, where he will be limited to throwing four innings or 65 pitches.
Thu, 16 May 2013 18:11:54 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) should throw a bullpen session Tuesday, May 21, but is not close to returning at this point.
Sun, 12 May 2013 14:23:44 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) has only been able to do minimal throwing on flat ground at this point.
Tue, 07 May 2013 13:56:14 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed SP James McDonald (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with pain in his right shoulder Tuesday, May 7. The DL stint is retroactive to May 1. 3B Josh Harrison has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to fill the empty spot on the roster. SP Jeanmar Gomez will make the start against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: McDonald has been terribly inconsistent this year and can be safely dropped in most mixed universes. Gomez entered the rotation when Pittsburgh cut bait on Jonathan Sanchez. Consider Gomez in NL-only formats.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:42:50 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald was bounced out of his outing in the second inning after allowing seven runs in the inning to the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, April 15. McDonald's fastball normally is in the 93-94 mph range, but only one of his 46 pitches was over 92 mph Monday night. He was 4-1 with a 2.27 ERA against the Cardinals coming into the outing. "He just couldn't get the ball where he wanted it, couldn't repeat it and it was hard," manager Clint Hurdle said. "Too many pitches up and over the plate to a good-hitting team." McDonald allowed a total of eight hits and eight runs (three earned) while walking two in just 1 2/3 innings.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:45:32 -0800
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald signed a one-year deal worth $3.025 million.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:13:00 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with 2B Neil Walker and SP James McDonald Thursday, Jan. 31, by agreeing to one-year deals with both players. Financial terms weren't given.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:45:25 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald filed at $3.4 million for salary arbitration, and the Pirates countered at $2.65 million.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:44:36 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates will re-sign SP Jeff Karstens to a one-year deal to stabilize their rotation. The deal is worth roughly $2.5 million. SPs A.J. Burnett, Wandy Rodriguez and James McDonald will join Karstens in the rotation. SPs Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson will compete for the No. 5 spot in the rotation.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:15:38 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates have tendered contracts to SP James McDonald, RP Joel Hanrahan, 1B Gaby Sanchez, 2B Neil Walker and OF Garrett Jones.