Pirates place RHP James McDonald on disabled list

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed struggling right-handed

pitcher James McDonald on the 15-day disabled list with stiffness

in his right shoulder and recalled infielder Josh Harrison from

Triple-A Indianapolis.

The move came just hours before McDonald was scheduled to pitch

on Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners. Jeanmar Gomez will

start in McDonald’s place.

The 28-year-old McDonald is 2-2 with a 5.76 ERA in six starts

this season. He was rocked in his last start in Milwaukee on April

30, giving up seven runs on eight hits in five innings. His

velocity has also dipped this spring, though McDonald has insisted

he was not concerned about his health.

McDonald’s move is retroactive to May 1. He will miss at least

one more start.