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Indians acquire infielder John McDonald from the Pirates

Jun 10, 2013, 8:28 PM EST

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The Indians just announced that they have acquired veteran infielder John McDonald from the Pirates for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

McDonald has been on the disabled list since mid-May with lower back discomfort, but he will join Cleveland’s active roster. The 38-year-old was acquired from the Diamondbacks during spring training and hit .065 (2-for-31) in 16 games with Pittsburgh.

McDonald is a .237/.275/.328 hitter over 15 seasons in the majors. He’ll provide some depth around the infield with Asdrubal Cabrera sidelined due to a quad injury.

  1. gamecheck1 - Jun 10, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Great glove and a great guy!

  2. steelers88 - Jun 10, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    It was great to have John McDonald on the Pirates a great guy and a true professional.

  3. believeland1954 - Jun 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Can he pitch?

  4. dirtydavid4 - Jun 11, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    The guy can not hit his weight

    • jwbiii - Jun 11, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      His weight? He’s gonna need a hot streak to hit my dog’s weight.

  5. ltzep75 - Jun 11, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Ah, the last of the Providence College Friars to be paid to professionally toss the pill. Johnny boy – some of us are still proud of ya.

  6. comatrip1 - Jun 11, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Championship!!!

  7. Stiller43 - Jun 11, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    .065 lol

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