Pirates general manager Neal Huntington made a rare appearance in Charleston, W.Va. for Sunday’s game between the Lexington Legends and the West Virginia Power and I (along with the Charleston Daily Mail’s Derek Redd, who covers the Power in addition to Marshall University sports) got the chance to ask him a few questions.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said a decision...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed infielder John McDonald on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained lower back, according to Bill Brink of The Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
#Pirates place John McDonald on the 15-day DL because of a lower back strain, recall Jordy Mercer from Class AAA Indianapolis.
— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) May 15, 2013
To replace McDonald on the roster...
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Remember all that complaining we did when Jordy Mercer was sent to the minors on Monday and John McDonald remained with the team? Well, that situation has been rectified ...
John Mcdonald had back pain DL DL L. And from that pain the Pirates gain, DL DL L. John McDonald has been placed on the 15 Day DL after he tweaked his lower back last night. No loss for the Pirates because he isn’t very good. Or young. Or versatile. Or cost effective. Taking his…
Jordy Mercer is back with the Pirates. Photo Credit: David Hague
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed infielder John McDonald on the 15-day disabled list, and have recalled Jordy Mercer from Indianapolis. More to come.
There is no reason to have John McDonald on the roster. Photo Credit: David Hague
I was talking with David Todd on Twitter earlier today, discussing the potential Jordy Mercer move. Yesterday on the Bucs Dugout podcast, David talked about what the Pirates will eventually do, and noted that he would rather see the Pirates send Mercer down to receive regular playing time in Triple...
During Wednesday's Pirates-Phillies game, the much-maligned Domonic Brown made a catch in the top of the fifth inning that even his harshest critics had to respect. With none out, Pirates shortstop John McDonald hit a sinking liner to left field that looked destined to be a double. Brown got on his horse, stretched his arm to its absolute limits, and dove, somehow managing to...
The Arizona Diamondbacks traded shortstop John McDonald to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash, giving the Pirates some much-needed infield depth.
The trade came two days after Pirates backup shortstop Chase d'Arnaud, injured in a rundown drill earlier, had surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb. He is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks....
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March 20, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Diamondbacks traded veteran infielder John McDonald to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. McDonald was informed of the trade Wednesday morning and cleared out his locker at Salt River Fields before saying goodbyes to teammates and staff.
The Diamondbacks have not confirmed who they received in return.
McDonald, 38, came to the D-backs in an Aug. 2011...
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The Pirates, bolstering their infield depth, acquired John McDonald from the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, according to a major-league source.
The return for the D-Backs was not immediately known.
The Pirates needed infield help. Chase d'Arnaud had surgery Tuesday after suffering a partially torn thumb ligament. He's expected to miss six to eight weeks.
McDonald, 38, was...