Transactions

Pirates Acquire Infielder John McDonald, d’Arnaud to DL

Pirates Acquire Infielder John McDonald, d’Arnaud to DL

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder John McDonald:

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/314409843224100864

The Diamondbacks have been trying to deal McDonald since they don't have room for him, according to Rosenthal about a week ago. It's not known how he fits in with the Pirates. Perhaps a better way to say that is that it's not known why he would be acquired. Chase d'Arnaud recently went down for 6-8 weeks after surgery on a torn ligament on his hand. The Pirates have Ivan De Jesus Jr., Jordy Mercer, and Josh Harrison battling for backup infield jobs. McDonald hasn't hit much, but provides strong defense. He's only under control through the 2013 season, so he's not a replacement for Clint Barmes. He's also making $1.5 M in 2013. I'm not su...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Transactions

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in Transactions

Mitch Keller Placed on Disabled List Due to Back Tightness

John DrekerMay 26, 2017

Gregory Polanco Activated from Disabled List; Danny Ortiz Optioned to Indianapolis

John DrekerMay 25, 2017

Jhan Marinez Added to Active Roster; Josh Lindblom to Disabled List

John DrekerMay 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Claim RHP Jhan Marinez from Brewers

John DrekerMay 19, 2017

Minor Moves: Jin-De Jhang and Cam Vieaux Return to Action; Stephen Alemais to DL

John DrekerMay 19, 2017

Minor Moves: Sadler Assigned to Bradenton, Kingham to Indianapolis, Marvel to DL

John DrekerMay 15, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects