Pirates Acquire Infielder John McDonald From Arizona

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Pirates traded for a veteran infielder Wednesday afternoon.

According to a press release from the team, the Pirates acquired John McDonald from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named or cash considerations.

In 70 games with Arizona last year, McDonald his .249 with nine doubles, six home runs and 22 RBI.

On the defensive side of things, McDonald only committed one error in 469 chances last year.

McDonald made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians in 1999 and has also played for Toronto, Detroit and Arizona.

In order to make room for him, the Pirates placed Chase d’Arnaud on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from surgery on his left thumb.


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