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Pirates acquire SS John McDonald

Updated: March 20, 2013, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks traded shortstop John McDonald to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash, giving the Pirates some much-needed infield depth.

The trade came two days after Pirates backup shortstop Chase d'Arnaud, injured in a rundown drill earlier, had surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb. He is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks.

The 38-year-old McDonald hit .249 with six homers and 22 RBIs in 70 games for Arizona last season ...

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