After being designated for assignment by the Pirates last weekend right-hander James McDonald is now free to sign with any team. McDonald passed through waivers unclaimed and opted for free agency rather than accept an outright assignment to the minors. The 28-year-old hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 30 due to shoulder soreness and has become an afterthought over the past couple of months.
Pirates James McDonald elects free agency
Hardball Talk | Sep 14