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May 7, 2013

Sports Briefs - 05/08/2013

CUMBERLAND — McDonald sidelined; Harrison recalled

PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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.

Hanrahan returns to disabled list

BOSTON — The Red Sox have placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the disabled list for the second time this season.

Right-hander Allen Webster replaces him on the roster after being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Hanrahan went on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained right forearm. He left Monday night’s 11-inning, 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins in the ninth with forearm tightness.

Hanrahan, who had 36 saves with the Pirates last year, is 0-1 with four saves and a 9.82 ERA this year. He has allowed 10 hits and eight runs in 7 1-3 innings, walked six and struck out five.

 

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