Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/16/14
Pittsburgh  Pirates right handed pitcher James McDonald, who was scheduled to start tonight's game against the Seattle Mariners, was placed on the 15 day disabled list due to a sore shoulder. As reported by James Singer of MLB.com, "James made us aware this afternoon he would not be able to make the start tonight," said general manager Neal Huntington. "He came forward, and said he's been having some discomfort in his shoulder. He saw the doctor, there's been an evaluation, and we'll see tomorrow where we take it from here." McDonald has been inconsistent but has repeated insisted his health was fine when questioned following poor outings. Entering the 2013 season, McDonald has a career record of 32-30 with a 4.20 earned run average. Last season, he was 12-8 with a 4.21 earned run average and 151 strikeouts in 171 innings. In six starts this season, McDonald is 2-2 with a 5.76 earned run average.  Infielder Josh Harrison, recalled from Triple-A, has taken McDonald's spot on the roster.
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