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Wed, 15 May 2013 12:59:24 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed SS John McDonald (back) on the 15-day disabled list with lower back pain Wednesday, May 15, and recalled INF Jordy Mercer in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: McDonald was serving as a backup infielder and Mercer will serve that same role for the Buccos. Not a whole lot of fantasy value to be had here, folks.
Fri, 03 May 2013 13:47:28 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed 2B Neil Walker (hand) on the 15-day disabled list with a right hand laceration Friday, May 3, and recalled INF Jordy Mercer from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move. Walker's DL stint is retroactive to April 27.
Fantasy Tip: Brandon Inge and John McDonald have split time at the keystone in Walker's absence. Inge should be your target in NL-only leagues if you need middle infield help. Mercer will likely be used for infield depth for the time being. The good news if you own Walker is that his DL stint was backdated to last Saturday, so he won't spend much time on the DL if he's ready to return soon.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:24:19 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded 2B John McDonald to the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is not known what the Diamondbacks will receive in return.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:23:34 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired SS John McDonald from the Arizona Diamondbacks. It is not known what the Diamondbacks will receive in return.
Fantasy Tip: McDonald likely will be a utility infielder for the Pirates and will not see enough playing time to be a factor in fantasy baseball.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:51:59 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks INF John McDonald participated in the team's first full-squad workout Friday, Feb. 15, and said the roster crunch of veterans is a positive for the team. "Defined roles are great, but it's unrealistic to think that's going to happen every year," McDonald said. "As far as an organization is concerned, you want as many quality players in the locker room here in spring training and as close to the year as you can get."
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:54:48 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks INF John McDonald returned to camp following an absence due to a death in the family.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:00:52 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Cliff Pennington could become the team's everyday shortstop, according to general manager Kevin Towers. Pennington also provides depth at second base behind 2B Aaron Hill. SSs Willie Bloomquist and John McDonald are other options at shortstop.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:59:30 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said he does not believe INF Willie Bloomquist or SS John McDonald can be the team's everyday shortstop next season. Towers said he does not believe Bloomquist could be because of his injury history. He does not think McDonald can handle the job at his age.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:01:05 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks designated 2B/3B Ryan Roberts for assignment Tuesday, July 24, and activated SS John McDonald (oblique) from the disabled list in a corresponding move.
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:14:56 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Takashi Saito (calf) tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in the Arizona League Tuesday, July 17. SS John McDonald (oblique) continues to work out in Arizona and may begin a rehab assignment Friday, July 20. McDonald caught bronchitis during the All-Star break, which slowed his recovery temporarily.