Cubs pitcher James McDonald has elected free agency, according to the Chicago Tribune. McDonald dealt with shoulder issues all season, and did not appear in the majors. The team attempted to outright him to the minors, but McDonald declined the assignment. He'll look to catch on with another club during the offseason.
Cubs pitcher James McDonald has been placed on the 60-day disabled list. McDonald is dealing with shoulder inflammation this spring, and will need time to get healthy. He missed most of last year due to a shoulder issue. He posted a 5.76 ERA in 29 2/3 innings last year.
Cubs starting pitcher James McDonald said he is dealing with inflammation/tendinitis symptoms in his right shoulder, per CSN Chicago. He said he will wait a few days before throwing again.
Cubs pitcher James McDonald, who was lifted from Monday's game after just two pitches due to shoulder soreness, will be evaluated on Tuesday, MLB.com reports. "He's shaking his arm when we went out there just to talk to him," manager Rick Renteria told reporters after the loss. "He felt that his arm wasn't feeling right, so we just said, 'OK, we'll just not take any chances. Let's go ahead and take him in and he'll be evaluated.'" McDonald made just six appearances last season while dealing with shoulder issues.
Cubs starting pitcher James McDonald was taken out after two pitches during Monday's spring start against the Athletics because of right shoulder soreness. He was charged with a walk after Yao-Lin Wang walked Coco Crisp.
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