|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||12.00||11.00||0.00||3.95||1.27||164.00||60.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May|
|vs LHB|| 15.0||0||0|| 5.40||0||8||15|
|vs RHB|| 14.2||0||0|| 6.14||0||12||10|
|05/14/2013||James McDonald, SP PIT|
Daniel Hudson, SP ARI
Chris Johnson, 3B ATL
|Ian Kennedy, SP ARI|
Yuniesky Betancourt, 3B MIL
|05/14/2013||James McDonald, SP PIT||C.J. Wilson, SP LAA|
|05/14/2013||Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS|
James McDonald, SP PIT
|Jonathon Niese, SP NYM|
Jordy Mercer, SS PIT
|Last 10 Games|
|James McDonald could throw bullpen session Tuesday|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald could throw a bullpen session Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. He has been flowing from flat ground but isn't close to returning to the team.
McDonald is recovering from shoulder inflammation that resulted in his placement on the 15-day disabled list May 7.
|No timetable for James McDonald|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told MLB.com on Monday that pitcher James McDonald will not begin a throwing program until he gets over the soreness or tenderness in his shoulder. There is no timetable for his return.
"McDonald is just still on hold," Hurdle said.
The right-hander went 2-2 with a 5.76 ERA in six starts before landing on the disabled list.
|James McDonald dealing with inflammation in shoulder|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) An MRI on Pirates starter James McDonald showed no structural damage in his right shoulder and revealed only inflammation, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The right-hander underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection on Wednesday.
McDonald has gone 2-2 with a 5.76 ERA through six starts.
|Dropping James McDonald is the right move|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald's ownership has been falling with his dreadful start to the season, and the remaining Fantasy owners still clinging to him should feel free to abandon ship. McDonald was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, after he was scratched from a start with discomfort in his right shoulder.
The team does not have a timetable for his return right now, but I would not even be concerned about that if I owned him. McDonald has a 5.76 ERA and has been unable to find the strike zone consistently. He was hardly worth using in most Fantasy formats before the injury, and this is a good excuse to dump him onto the waiver wire.
|James McDonald scratched with shoulder discomfort|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) Pirates pitcher James McDonald has been scratched from Tuesday's start with shoulder discomfort. He's been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
McDonald has struggled this season, posting a 5.76 ERA and a 4.09 FIP in 29 2/3 innings. McDonald's walk rate has spiked to 14.5 percent to begin the year, a career-high. He'll be replaced by Jeanmar Gomez. Gomez will pitch against Mariners pitcher Aaron Harang.
|After years of promise, James McDonald finally gave owners some hope that he was going to take his game to the next level in 2012. He went 9-3 with a 2.37 ERA in his first 17 starts while striking out 100 in 110 innings pitched. Snubbed from the midsummer classic, the right-hander was not the same after the All-Star break as he posted a 7.08 ERA over his final 12 outings and was moved to the bullpen in September. Hopefully the Pirates will be able to figure out the flaw that caused the 28-year-old so fall off so dramatically last season and get him back to being a reliable option in Fantasy. Just like last year, McDonald has the ability to be a boom-or-bust pick on Draft Day but given his potential, target him in the middle-to-late rounds in most formats. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/18/13||HOU||7:05 pm||Erik Bedard|
|5/19/13||HOU||1:35 pm||Lucas Harrell|
|5/21/13||CHC||7:05 pm||Carlos Villanueva|
|5/22/13||CHC||7:05 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|5/23/13||CHC||12:35 pm||Edwin Jackson|
|5/24/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Marco Estrada|
|5/25/13||@ MIL||4:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|
= probable start