| Sports

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pirates' McDonald scheduled to throw bullpen session today

Pirates/MLB Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Pirates podcasts

  • Loading...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

• Right-hander James McDonald completed his throwing program without problem and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session today. McDonald missed his last scheduled start due to an undisclosed injury to his left side.

• Left-handed reliever Joe Beimel (elbow inflammation) has completed his throwing program. The team has not disclosed a timetable for his return to game situations.

• Catcher Chris Snyder (back soreness) and right fielder Garrett Jones (shoulder soreness) each took several at-bats Tuesday in minor league games. Snyder also worked three innings behind the plate.

• Right-hander Fernando Nieve was unconditionally released, one day after being reassigned to minor league camp.

• Right-hander Jorge Julio, who signed in January as a minor league free agent, is not in camp. The Pirates rescinded his contract after Julio failed is physical. Julio, 31, has not pitched in the majors since 2009.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.




Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Rossi: Not too early to go with Kang
  2. Pirates’ offense still stuck in a rut during setback to Reds at PNC
  3. Pirates notebook: Hurdle has full confidence in McCutchen’s knee
  4. Starkey: Pirates’ trade of Snider still reeks
  5. Gameday: Pirates vs. Reds, May 6, 2015
  6. Gameday: Pirates vs. Reds, May 5, 2015
  7. Pirates pitcher Cole climbing list with each consecutive win
  8. Minor league report: Bell gets bigger with move to 1st base
  9. Pirates notebook: Cool start in April typical for McCutchen
  10. Pirates minor league report: Curve wait for rotation adversity
  11. Pirates notebook: Burnett shrugs off moving up all-time strikeout list