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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 sure that the defensive upgrade from a backup middle infielder with no bat is worth $1.5 M, and worth passing on one of the internal options.

No word yet on what the Pirates would be sending Arizona....

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